Romaine Lettuce Recall announced for possible E. Coli contamination

Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head of Romaine lettuce recall announced - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - One lot of Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head of Romaine lettuce has been recalled because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). The recall involves 1,969 cases that were shipped to AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, KS, KY, MD, NC, NM, NV, NY, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and Puerto Rico. There were 126 cases shipped to Canada. No illnesses have been reported in conjunction with this lettuce recall.

The recalled Romaine lettuce heads were sold at retail stores between August 2 and August 19, 2012. The produce came in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 listed on it. The packaging may or may not have the Best Buy date “08 19 12.” The cases had either 12 or 18 heads of lettuce and the box case had the traceability number “5417802151” affixed to them. Only the Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine with the above descriptions are involved in the recall; all other produce from the company is safe to eat.

Consumers who have the recalled lettuce should not eat it and they should dispose of it. E. coli O157:H7 can make a person ill with diarrhea and could lead to bloody stools. Most healthy adults will probably recover from the infection within a week. However, in some cases the infection could cause Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which is a form of kidney failure. The very young and the elderly are at an increased for HUS, which could cause detrimental kidney damage and in some cases death. Anyone that has become ill and is concerned about their health should seek professional medical care.

Consumers who have the recalled lettuce can also contact the company toll-free at 877-827-7388, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday, to inquire about getting a replacement coupon.

By: N Wilson

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