COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fast-food chain Wendy’s says it is recalling lettuce from sandwiches at its restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania after people eating it there reported getting sick.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it was trying to determine whether romaine lettuce was the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 37 people and whether romaine lettuce used at Wendy’s was also served or sold in other businesses.
The CDC said one person was also sick in Indiana. A notice was left at Wendy’s about lettuce on sandwiches in that state.
The CDC said there is no evidence that the romaine sold in grocery stores is linked to the E. coli outbreak. The agency also said it is not advising people to stop eating at Wendy’s or not to eat romaine lettuce.
Wendy’s says the lettuce used in their salads is different and is not affected by their decision to pull the lettuce from the sandwiches. The company said it is cooperating with the CDC.
“As a company, we are committed to maintaining our high standards of food safety and quality,” Wendy’s said in a statement.
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