CDC: Wendy's food poisoning outbreak spreads to New York, Kentucky

Photo by: Wendy's
Photo by: Wendy's

(Atlanta, GA) -- The CDC says a food poisoning outbreak at Wendy's restaurants has spread to New York and Kentucky.

That brings to six the number of states where 97 people have gotten sick with e.coli from eating what is thought to be bad lettuce at the fast-food chain.

The CDC hasn't confirmed a cause but on its website the health agency said "many sick people reported eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy's restaurants."

Earlier cases were reported in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.