Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, is recalling their lettuce in 23 states. So far, the contaminated lettuce has sickened 19 people in three states.
The food and drug administration said that 12 people have already been hospitalized due to E. coli found in the contaminated lettuce. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that they are looking into 10 other cases.
Freshway Foods is recalling the lettuce sold under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands.
The FDA believes that the contaminated lettuce was grown in Arizona. The recalled lettuce has a "best if use by" date of May 12 or earlier. It may also be sold as "grab and go" salads at Kroger's, Giant Eagle, Marsh grocery, or Ingles Markets.
The lettuce was sold in Alabama, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, according to the Associated Press.