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Lettuce from KFC and Taco Bell Cause of E. coli Outbreak

Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling the lettuce believed to be at the center of the outbreak. The source of the lettuce has not been announced. Dr. Frank Atherton, Nova Scotia’s deputy chief medical officer of health, says investigators believe that lettuce distributed to KFC and Taco Bell is behind the E. coli outbreak in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. New Brunswick has reported six cases of the infection, Nova Scotia has had 10 and there have been four cases in Ontario.

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