An outbreak of cryptosporidium that affected about 300 people probably originated in ready-to-eat bagged salads, an investigation has found.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said there was "strong evidence" of an association between those who fell ill in England and Scotland and the salads, which were likely to have been labelled ready to eat.
A sample of 25% of those who became unwell found 46% recalled eating mixed-leaf bagged salad from the morrisons supermarket chain – an "extremely high" rate as not everyone could remember all the products they bought – while 11% ate spinach from the Asda chain, the HPA said.
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