Over the years, we have investigated and pieced together several leafy green outbreaks that are never publicly announced despite being the cause of severe illness. Here is an outbreak from 2009 that should have prompted a multi-state public health warning and recall, but was instead quietly put under the “leafy green cone of silence” as… Continue Reading
Taylor Farms is recalling 110 cases of Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine 10 oz. bags of romaine lettuce due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product bears a UPC of 0-30223-04032-3 and features a best-by date of today, Dec. 13, 2012. The product was sold in California and Florida. No reported illnesses have… Continue Reading
Ten-ounce plastic bags of chopped hearts of romaine supplied to Publix Supermarkets by Ready Pac and sold under the Publix Hearts of Romaine brand are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. A sample of the product tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was positive for Listeria, a sometimes-deadly pathogen that also can… Continue Reading
Fresh Express has recalled an expired produce product because a test on one package came back positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled 9 0z. Leafy Green Romaine Salad carry the expired use-by date of September 16. Consequently, the recalled product is no longer available in stores. Fresh Express issued the recall to cover the unlikely… Continue Reading
Fresh Express, Inc. announced Sunday that the company was recalling a limited quantity of expired 10 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the expired Use-by Date of August 23, 2012 as a precaution due to a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes. Product codes associated with the recall begin with “G2222”. According to a company press… Continue Reading
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…. Continue Reading
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Tanimura & Antle romaine lettuce grown in California due to a possible E. coli risk. The affected product bears the UPC code 0-27918-20314-9 and was sold starting August 8. No illnesses have been reported. The product has not yet been recalled in the U.S.
A locally owned single location restaurant in California’s Orange County is getting some valuable service from its local health department — keeping its name from being associated with an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. That secret involves romaine lettuce the unnamed restaurant served last April giving E. coli O157:H7 to nine of its customers, and causing… Continue Reading