Published: Wed, December 19, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

E coli investigation leads to recall of United States cauliflower, lettuce in Canada

E coli investigation leads to recall of United States cauliflower, lettuce in Canada

Adams Bros. made a decision to recall the cauliflower and other produce after investigators with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traced an outbreak of E. coli from romaine lettuce to its operations.

Farming Santa Maria said in a press release it has recalled red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower that was harvested from November 27 to November 30.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination. Family Farms, a farm in California, could be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

The packaging on these products does not always include the carton tag number, and shoppers should contact the location where it was sold before consuming.

Investigators found traces of E. coli in sediment from a reservoir near the farm's fields, according to the release. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria California have been recalled. The cauliflower was sold to wholesalers in IL and other states, however the lettuces were not distributed to wholesalers in IL.

Recalled red and green leaf lettuce was sent to wholesalers in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington state.

Most people infected with E. coli develop diarrhea and vomiting for a week.

Consumers should look for products with the Adam Bros. An investigation is still ongoing into other potential origins, and the FDA said the finding did not account for all of the cases of people who fell sick. The condition can lead to severe kidney damage and even death.

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