Salinas company voluntarily recalls romaine lettuce with two October package dates – The Californian
Before taking a bite of that crisp Caesar salad, check when and where the lettuce was produced.
Salinas-based Tanimura & Antle issued a voluntary recall of their packaged single head romaine lettuce labeled with a package date of Oct. 15, 2020, or Oct. 16, 2020, because it may be contaminated with E. Coli, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
At the time of Friday’s announcement, there were no reported illnesses associated with the recalled lettuce.
The test result of E. Coli came from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as part of their normally conducted sampling program.
Tanimura & Antle ship to several U.S. states and territories, including California and Puerto Rico, which could possibly affect those areas. For a full list of impacted states visit the FDA’s website.
The FDA wrote in their announcement that it is “unlikely that this product remains at establishments due to the shelf life of lettuce and the number of days that have passed.”
Symptoms to look out for when it comes to E. Coli are stomach cramping, diarrhea (sometimes watery or bloody) and vomiting, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Symptoms usually begin three or four days after one has been exposed. Healthy adults tend to recover within a week.Source…