The Food Standards Agency (FSA) reported that 259 got sick with a virulent form of E. coli O157 STEC that may have been linked to lettuce grown in the UK. The cases occurred across the country from 23 August to 29 October 2022, but the full details have only just been made public by the FSA. The FSA, its counterpart in Scotland, and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) started an investigation. FSA chief executive Emily Miles told board members that this outbreak linked to E.coli STEC (Shiga toxin-producing E.coli) is the largest since whole genome sequencing of such bugs began in 2014. There have been no deaths or reported cases of HUS linked to the latest outbreak. @ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11512733/Almost-260-Britons-sickened-E-coli-outbreak-linked-SALADS.html
In the UK 259 got sick in an E. coli outbreak linked to salads
Almost 260 Brits 'sickened by E. coli outbreak linked to SALADS'
The cases occurred across the country through August to October, however the full details have only just been made public by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).