It's not my style to tell you to avoid specific foods, unless they are a danger to your health. Unfortunately, romaine lettuce is in the news for the 4th time in 2 years, identified as a source of E. coli contamination. Escherichia coli are dangerous bacteria that cause illnesses ranging from diarrhea to respiratory infections. The CDC warns us to throw out all romaine lettuce right now and avoid it until further notice!
Just One Thing to do: Skip the salad and try a vegetable platter instead. Wash vegetables, your hands, utensils, and all surface then chop up a colorful array of carrots, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, radishes, you name it!