Listeria Warning: First Cantaloupes, Now Romaine Lettuce

First came cantaloupes and then comes romaine lettuce so what is next being recalled because of a possibility of being contaminated and causing listeria? At this time a farm in California has issued a voluntary romaine lettuce recall to Canada and nineteen states. They have announced a recall initially of ninety cartons of romaine lettuce that was shipped to an Oregon food service distributor. This distributor then shipped the romaine lettuce to Idaho and Washington.

In actuality the recall involved two thousand five hundred cartons but only the ones that went to retail sales were mentioned, which were ninety cartons. The rest went to institutions like cafeterias and restaurants. They were notified about the recall though. The company has recalled the thirty three thousand pounds of romaine lettuce after federal officials did a check and found that a sample from a bag tested positive for listeria but no illnesses have been reported as of yet.

The chopped and bagged romaine lettuce that is being recalled contains the following information:

  • Products have “use by date” September 29th
  • Box and bag code is B256-4643-B

These bags of lettuce were shipped on September 12th and 13th and the recall covers the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Connecticut
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Pennsylvania