Published: Wed, December 19, 2018
Money | By Bruce West

California farm linked to E. coli outbreak recalls cauliflower, lettuce

California farm linked to E. coli outbreak recalls cauliflower, lettuce

The recall was triggered by another recall in the US, which resulted from an investigation into a food-related outbreak of E. coli linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce. Farming's red and green leaf lettuce is being recalled.

The grower says water in a reservoir tested positive for E. coli.

That said, there have been no cases reported yet of actual illness associated to the consumption of these products, yet. Family Farms, a farm in California, could be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. However, romaine lettuce is not on the recall list.

The company said the recall is of an abundance of caution, as the water from the reservoir is treated before coming into contact with harvested produce.

The affected products were sold from December 3 through December 14. If those products are ingested, contamination could lead to symptoms of nausea, vomiting and in more extreme cases, seizures, strokes, permanent kidney damage or even, death. The statement urges consumers to return recalled products to where they purchased it or discard of the produce immediately.

According to a press release, Adam Bros.

The company said cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in AZ, CA, IL, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, Tijuana, Mexico and Canada.

Red Leaf lettuce, also sold in bulk without a brand name ( carton Tag Numbers include 253-27267 331-18, 204-27267 331-18, 203-27267 331-18).

"We might have to substitute say a romaine lettuce with a green leaf lettuce or a spring mix that has romaine lettuce in it for one that doesn't have romaine lettuce in it", McLain explained.

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