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E. Coli Investigation Focuses on Lettuce

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By Admin on December 14, 2006 8:01 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that its investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infection linked to Taco Bell restaurants in Northeastern states is focused on finding the sources of shredded lettuce served at the stores. The peak of the outbreak occurred in the last week of November. A total of 71 cases in five states -- Delaware (2 cases), New Jersey (33 cases), New York (22 cases), Pennsylvania (13 cases), and South Carolina (1 case) -- have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).