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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

PRODUCT RECALL: Romaine Lettuce Possibly Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

There is an E. Coli outbreak that had made 19 people sick in the states of New York, Michigan and Ohio which is said to possibly be related to romaine lettuce. The romaine lettuce in question is from products made by Freshway Foods. That company along with the the Food and Drug Administration are the ones that have recalled all the products containing romaine lettuce.

FDA says that the products concerning this outbreak were only sold wholesalers and food service outlets in the certain states, which are states east of the Mississippi river: Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

However, the Freshway Food company does not produce bulk, prepackaged romaine or bagged salad mixes containing romaine lettuce, so these products are not included in the recall.

To get current and detailed information about this issue and the products it does effect, you can use the below link to be taken to FDA web site.



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