Around Thanksgiving, we shared info on the romaine lettuce recall and an outbreak of E. coli. Since then, the FDA identified one of the farms responsible for the contaminated produce, but there is more.
As a precaution, Adam Bros. Farming is voluntarily recalling their green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, and cauliflower from the market. None of these items have caused illness or tested positive for any E. coli strains, but they were grown in particular fields where exposure was a possibility after harvest.
In a press release, the company announced they were cooperating with the FDA to issue the recall and ask consumers to either discard the products or return them to the store for a refund. The produce was harvested between November 27th and November 30th, 2018, and distributed throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The FDA has noted that consumers may notice a new labeling system since the romaine outbreak that includes the harvest location and date. The agency also warns that we should avoid purchasing recalled produce that was harvest in Monterey, Santa Barbara, and San Benito counties in California.
Since the E. coli outbreak began in the fall, 59 became infected with 23 of them requiring hospitalization. Both the CDC and FDA are continuing to investigate the E. coli outbreak that originated from California farms.
If you know you purchased one of the above items, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. If you suspect you became ill due to an E. coli infection, inform your health care provider and report the case to the FDA.