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UK: E.coli deaths – Mixed salad leaves linked to outbreak after two die

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The Independent: Shoppers are being warned to thoroughly wash bags of mixed salad leaves amid fears they could contain E. coli after two people died of the bacterial infection.

Health watchdogs have said more than 150 people in the UK have been found to have been infected with the E. coli O157 bug—many of whom had eaten pre-packed salad containing rocket leaves.

Although the salad is thought to be the source, Public Health England (PHE) is still investigating the exact cause.

While they work on confirming the origin of the bug, the health body has advised some food distributors to stop adding rocket leaves to their salad. They are recommending shoppers wash pre-packaged mixed leaves thoroughly.

Read the full article at The Independent website