Officials: Lettuce likely source of E. coli in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE Ala. County health officials said lettuce served at Little Rosie’s Taqueria in Huntsville, Ala., was the likely source of E. coli bacteria responsible for sickening 18 people recently.

Fourteen of the 15 people who tested positive for E. Coli 0157.H7 poisoning ate at the restaurant on June 28 or June 29, said Dr. Debra Williams, assistant director of the Huntsville-Madison County Health Department. She cited shredded lettuce as the probable source.

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