Shredded Iceberg Lettuce Most Likely Source of Taco Bell Outbreak

WASHINGTON - Shredded iceberg lettuce appears to be the most likely culprit responsible for the Taco Bell E. coli outbreak in the Northeast, officials at the Food and Drug Administration said. Their conclusions were based on statistics derived from a case-controlled study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WASHINGTON - Shredded iceberg lettuce appears to be the most likely culprit responsible for the Taco Bell E. coli outbreak in the Northeast, officials at the Food and Drug Administration said. Their conclusions were based on statistics derived from a case-controlled study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cheddar cheese and ground beef were also statistically associated with ill persons in the study, said Christopher Braden, medical epidemiologist for the CDC

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