E coli investigation leads to recall of U.S. cauliflower, lettuce in Canada

E coli investigation leads to recall of U.S. cauliflower, lettuce in Canada

The affected products include cauliflower with the Adam Brothers Family Farms logo, as well as green and red leaf lettuces that were sold in bulk without packaging.

While no products have yet tested positive for E. coli, Adam Bros Farming said it is initiating the voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA "out of an abundance of caution". The red leaf lettuce was sold to a wholesaler in Minnesota and Tijuana, Mexico The cauliflower was sold to wholesalers in Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tijuana, Mexico, and Canada.

The products were imported by Adam Bros. None of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli bacteria, and no illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue.

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McLain said their corporate office sent an internal memo letting them know of the recall.

The affected products were sold from December 3 through the 14. Farms in Santa Barbara County tested positive for the bacterial strain, and the owners are co-operating with authorities.

Check with your grocer if you bought any red or green leaf lettuce or cauliflower from stores in those states. If you have questions contact the company at 805-925-0339.

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At least 59 people in 15 states have been sickened by tainted lettuce, the FDA said.

"We might have to substitute say a romaine lettuce with a green leaf lettuce or a spring mix that has romaine lettuce in it for one that doesn't have romaine lettuce in it", McLain explained.

"It can cause nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and can lead to kidney failure", said Fullbright.

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