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E. coli lettuce outbreak traced to California

NEW YORK: An outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce appears to have been traced to crops in California, the US food authority said Monday. American consumers were warned against eating the leafy salad by health officials last week. The outbreak has caused 43 people to become sick in the US and another 22 in Canada, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Our investigation at this point suggests that romaine lettuce associated with the outbreak comes from areas of California that grow romaine…