Californian produce grower Tanimura & Antle has voluntarily recalled a single lot of romaine lettuce shipped to 19 states, Canada and Puerto Rico due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
The company’s announcement comes two days after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced it was recalling the product in Canada after the agency detected E. coli on a random sample.
The recalled lot was available in stores beginning Aug. 2. It was packed in plastic bags featuring the UPC # 0-27918-20314-9, with a “best by” date of Aug. 19.
A total of 1,969 cases were shipped to the following U.S. states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, KS, KY, MD, NC, NM, NV, NY, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and Puerto Rico.
The affected product was shipped in cases packed in either 12 or 18 heads per case. Retailers and Distributors can identify the affected products through a traceability code label affixed to exterior of the case: 5417802151.
No illnesses have been reported in connection to this recall.
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