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12 Funny Memes to Help Cope With the Romaine Lettuce Recall

By Pippa Raga

Are we stuck in a Groundhog Day simulation? Because romaine lettuce has been deemed dangerous by the CDC once again. After a widespread E.coli contamination last April, it seems officials are once again issuing a serious advisory against consuming the lettuce, now that 32 people in 11 states have fallen sick with the virus in the last few days, per The New York Times.

The (almost comically) stern advisory about the outbreak is urging Americans to steer absolutely clear of romaine until the CDC does its homework on how to keep us safe from the salad leaf. "Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick," it states.

But many on social media aren't as alarmed by this news as they are, well, amused. With the holidays quickly approaching, most agree that romaine lettuce has no place on the family dinner table, and other salad fans are embracing their impending doom.

Read on for 12 of the funniest reactions to the romaine lettuce panic.

But first, let's get the puns out of the way.