WASHINGTON – A recall of romaine lettuce that has sickened students with E. coli poisoning is expanding as the government tries to find out where the contamination occurred.


The Food and Drug Administration said late Monday that a food distributor in Moore, Okla., is recalling romaine lettuce that came from the same farm in Yuma, Ariz., that grew lettuce that sickened students in Michigan, Ohio and New York. Ohio-based Freshway Foods announced a 23-state recall of romaine lettuce last week related to those outbreaks.


At least 19 people have been sickened in connection with the E. coli outbreaks, which come from a rare strain of the disease that is difficult to diagnose. Officials at the federal Centers for Disease Control say they are looking at an additional 10 probable cases of E. coli poisoning from tainted lettuce.


On the Net:
FDA: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm211529.htm


CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2010/ecoli_o145/index.html


Freshway Foods: http://www.freshwayfoods.com/recall/


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