Health officials in Hong Kong have followed their counterparts in the US and Canada in warning people to avoid eating romaine lettuce, which has been linked to an E coli outbreak that has caused dozens of people to become ill. Photo: Getty Images
Health officials in Hong Kong have followed their counterparts in the US and Canada in warning people to avoid eating romaine lettuce, which has been linked to an E coli outbreak that has caused dozens of people to become ill. Photo: Getty Images

Hong Kong halts sale and import of California romaine lettuce, blamed for North American E coli outbreak

  • Trade in the product has been suspended with immediate effect after US Food and Drink Administration linked it to spate of food poisoning
  • All romaine lettuce coming into Hong Kong has been seized for testing before it can be released to the market

Topic |   Food and agriculture
Health officials in Hong Kong have followed their counterparts in the US and Canada in warning people to avoid eating romaine lettuce, which has been linked to an E coli outbreak that has caused dozens of people to become ill. Photo: Getty Images
Health officials in Hong Kong have followed their counterparts in the US and Canada in warning people to avoid eating romaine lettuce, which has been linked to an E coli outbreak that has caused dozens of people to become ill. Photo: Getty Images
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