Lettuce Recalled in 23 States After E. Coli Outbreak Firm pulls Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands By Emily Rauhala, Newser User Posted May 7, 2010 5:02 AM CDT 8 comments Comments Lettuce has been linked to E. coli — again. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file) (Newser) – An E. coli outbreak linked to tainted lettuce has sickened at least 19 people in Ohio, New York and Michigan, prompting a massive recall of the vegetable. Ohio's Freshway Foods pulled romaine lettuce sold in 23 states under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands. Twelve of those sickened were hospitalized, three of them with life-threatening symptoms, say health officials. They are focusing their investigation on lettuce grown in Arizona, AP reports. Sound familiar? Clear here to read about the last lettuce scare.