WASHINGTON — Lettuce served at Taco Bell restaurants in the Northeast has been highlighted as a likely source of the recent multistate E. coli outbreak that sickened 71 people, said Christopher Braden, medical epidemiologist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a Food and Drug Administration-hosted press conference last week. If lettuce is found to be the source, it would mark the second time in recent months that a leafy green vegetable was implicated in an outbreak of the ...

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