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Romaine Lettuce Recalled in NV and CA for Salmonella

Pacific International Marketing is recalling 19 cases of bulk Romaine Lettuce sold at Vons and Pavilions stores in California and Nevada due to potential Salmonella contamination. The bulk Romaine Lettuce was sold in bulk produce bins from July 2, 2012 through July 4, 2012. The lettuce heads are banded with a red twist tie marked “Safeway.”

The company is asking that consumers who may have purchased this product should discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. According to Pacific, no Illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was sparked by a positive Salmonella test taken at the field level.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  Anyone concerned about a foodborne illness should contact their healthcare provider.

The product is distributed in Pacific International Marketing RPCs with 15 heads of romaine in each RPC. The product is Romaine lettuce distributed in bulk with the code 12EASROM182 on the RPC.  The recall affects RPCs only.  No carton Romaine or bagged Romaine products are affected.

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  • http://www.expertrecall.com/ ExpertRECALL

    Pacific followed a procedure that allowed them to notify consumers before any illnesses were reported. Unfortunately, foodborne illness rates remain high in the U.S., with 9.4 million people falling ill yearly. FoodNet recently identified roadblocks that are inhibiting progress toward curbing the number of incidents similar to this recall of romaine lettuce. To learn more about FoodNet’s findings, check out the post ExpertINSIGHTS Blog: http://www.expertrecall.com/foodnet-report-roadblocks-slowing-u-s-foodborne-illnesses-rates/