Published: Tue, December 18, 2018
Markets | By Jeffery Armstrong

California farm linked to romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak recalls more produce

California farm linked to romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak recalls more produce

The products were imported by Adam Bros.

The grower says water in a reservoir tested positive for E. coli.

Farming, Inc. said it had notified customers affected by the recall.

Health Canada has issued a recall on certain cauliflower and red and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros.

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Red Leaf lettuce, also sold in bulk without a brand name ( carton Tag Numbers include 253-27267 331-18, 204-27267 331-18, 203-27267 331-18).

Almost 60 people have been reported ill from the current multistate E. coli outbreak, which primarily has been linked to romaine lettuce, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an update posted last week.

Adams Bros. says none of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli O157: H7 and no illnesses have been reported.

Farms in Santa Barbara County said Thursday it was issuing the new recall, for the listed products harvested between November 27 and November 30, "out of an abundance of caution". Farming, Inc. said. None of the filtered and treated water has tested positive for E. coli, the company said.

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Recalled cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in California, Arizona, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, along with Canada and Tijuana, Mexico. The products could be found in the green cases in the produce departments of Giant Eagle and Market District locations.

So far, almost 60 illnesses from contaminated romaine lettuce have been reported in 15 states, with 23 people being hospitalized.

Infections from E. coli can cause symptoms such as severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

The CFIA is warning consumers, restaurants and institutions not to purchase, sell or consume these products.

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