by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/20/18, 10:29 am
People in 16 states have fallen ill with a virulent strain of E. coli bacteria federal investigators have linked to chopped romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. At least 53 people reported symptoms, and 31 patients required hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Investigators are still trying to link the lettuce to a specific grower, supplier, distributor, or brand. Some of the victims reported eating salads at restaurants that use the pre-cut lettuce.