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"E.coli report cites lettuce in outbreak"

St. Louis Today | Blythe Bernhard


"Romaine lettuce from one harvest at a single farm was the likely culprit of the E. coli outbreak that sickened 60 people across 10 states this fall, according to a federal report released Wednesday.

The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention marks the end of the investigation into the outbreak that mainly focused on the distribution chain for Schnucks stores in the St. Louis area.

Based on interviews with 22 people who got sick and a control group of 82 healthy people, investigators determined that romaine lettuce from salad bars at nine Schnucks locations was the most common denominator in the illnesses..."

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