FSA reported that the E-coli is the source of the outbreak of sandwiches is probably the lettuce used (UK)

The FSA says it is "confident" that lettuce leaves are the outbreak's source. An E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 200 people has been traced to lettuce. The FSA told Sky News it is "too early to determine" how the lettuce leaves may have become contaminated - but it is "confident" that is the source. Three companies have recalled sandwiches and wraps sold at supermarkets as a precautionary measure. If farmers use manure to fertilize a field, they have to wait at least a year before they can plant lettuce there. They must also test the water they use for irrigation to see if E. coli is present. The FSA has not revealed whether the lettuce came from a UK-based farm or was imported from abroad. The outbreak of 211 cases of E. coli has been confirmed as of 11 June - and at least 67 people have required hospital treatment. @ https://news.sky.com/story/amp/e-coli-lettuce-believed-to-be-source-of-outbreak-so-how-safe-are-we-to-eat-food-item-and-does-washing-reduce-risk-13154809



 E-coli: Source of outbreak believed to have been found
E-coli: Source of outbreak believed to have been found

The Food Standards Agency says it is “confident” lettuce leaves are the source of the outbreak. Sky News looks at how the food item can end up carrying E.coli – and whether this means a summer without salad.

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