E.coli contamination lead to recall of California-grown lettuce

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Northern California produce supplier Tanimura & Antle is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that may be contaminated with E. coli. The lettuce has been shipped to 19 states as well as Puerto Rico and Canada.

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E.coli contamination worries lead to recall of California-grown lettuce:

E.coli contamination worries lead to recall of California-grown lettuce http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

Summary: Northern California produce supplier Tanimura & Antle is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that may be contaminated with E. coli. The lettuce has been shipped to 19 states as well as Puerto Rico and Canada. :

Summary: Northern California produce supplier Tanimura & Antle is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that may be contaminated with E. coli. The lettuce has been shipped to 19 states as well as Puerto Rico and Canada. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

(August 21, 2012) – Fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet because they are an important source of vital nutrients including vitamins, minerals and fiber. However, while fresh produce was once thought to be relatively free of disease-producing bacteria and other pathogens, serious foodborne illnesses linked to fruits and vegetables have unfortunately become more common. :

(August 21, 2012) – Fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet because they are an important source of vital nutrients including vitamins, minerals and fiber. However, while fresh produce was once thought to be relatively free of disease-producing bacteria and other pathogens, serious foodborne illnesses linked to fruits and vegetables have unfortunately become more common. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

In recent years, health departments across the US have tracked a number of outbreaks linked to Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Salmonella on apples, lettuce, cantaloupe and sprouts; Listeria monocytogenes on cabbage and cantaloupe; Shigella on parsley and lettuce; and Cyclospora on imported raspberries. :

In recent years, health departments across the US have tracked a number of outbreaks linked to Escherichia coli ( E. coli) and Salmonella on apples, lettuce, cantaloupe and sprouts; Listeria monocytogenes on cabbage and cantaloupe; Shigella on parsley and lettuce; and Cyclospora on imported raspberries. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

And most recently Salinas-based produce grower Tanimura & Antle has issued a voluntary recall of romaine lettuce because of fears about possible E. coli contamination. The recall is limited to a single lot of the company's Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine which is packed in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9. :

And most recently Salinas-based produce grower Tanimura & Antle has issued a voluntary recall of romaine lettuce because of fears about possible E. coli contamination. The recall is limited to a single lot of the company's Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine which is packed in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

This lettuce was made available to retail stores beginning August 2 and it may be have a “best by” date of Aug. 19. The lettuce is sold across California, at stores like Save Mart, Whole Foods and Costco and it is available in 9-, 9.25-, 10-, 10.25- and 16-ounce bags under the labels Ready Pac, Trader Joe's, Safeway and Dining in Classic.:

This lettuce was made available to retail stores beginning August 2 and it may be have a “best by” date of Aug. 19. The lettuce is sold across California, at stores like Save Mart, Whole Foods and Costco and it is available in 9-, 9.25-, 10-, 10.25- and 16-ounce bags under the labels Ready Pac, Trader Joe's, Safeway and Dining in Classic. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

Tanimura & Antle said some 2,095 cases of lettuce were potentially affected by the recall, which being conducted in consultation with US Food and Drug Administration. The decision to issue the recall is based on findings following testing of a random sample by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.:

Tanimura & Antle said some 2,095 cases of lettuce were potentially affected by the recall, which being conducted in consultation with US Food and Drug Administration. The decision to issue the recall is based on findings following testing of a random sample by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

Of these 2,095 cases of lettuce, 1,969 cases were shipped to Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington as well as Puerto Rico. :

Of these 2,095 cases of lettuce, 1,969 cases were shipped to Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington as well as Puerto Rico. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

While far there have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of this romaine lettuce in any of these states, it is very important that consumers check any romaine lettuce purchased on or after August 2 for the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 and discard any items with this number, or return it to the place of purchase. :

While far there have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of this romaine lettuce in any of these states, it is very important that consumers check any romaine lettuce purchased on or after August 2 for the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 and discard any items with this number, or return it to the place of purchase. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

More information about the possible causes of E. coli contamination in lettuce and other produce, as well as steps consumers can take to protect themselves from becoming ill from tainted fruits and vegetables can be found at http://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/causes/bacteriaviruses/ecoli/:

More information about the possible causes of E. coli contamination in lettuce and other produce, as well as steps consumers can take to protect themselves from becoming ill from tainted fruits and vegetables can be found at http:// www.foodsafety.gov /poisoning/causes/ bacteriaviruses / ecoli / http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

In addition to the government's Food Safety site, a number of other websites are helping raise awareness about Tanimura & Antle's voluntary recall of its romaine lettuce. Among these is http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/42179502120648 , a Facebook fanpage that offers an online community where people can share their thoughts and comments about the latest California news and events. :

In addition to the government's Food Safety site, a number of other websites are helping raise awareness about Tanimura & Antle's voluntary recall of its romaine lettuce. Among these is http:// www.facebook.com /pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/42179502120648 , a Facebook fanpage that offers an online community where people can share their thoughts and comments about the latest California news and events. http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

"We feel it is very important to get the news out about the possible dangers consumers face from E.coli-contaminated produce," notes page administrator S.S. Ober-Lehn. "And Facebook's international appeal makes the California Proud to Call It Home fanpage a natural place for anyone who is concerned about this situation to come together to discuss the recall and help spread awareness about it." :

"We feel it is very important to get the news out about the possible dangers consumers face from E.coli -contaminated produce," notes page administrator S.S. Ober -Lehn. "And Facebook's international appeal makes the California Proud to Call It Home fanpage a natural place for anyone who is concerned about this situation to come together to discuss the recall and help spread awareness about it." http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

To find out more about current news and events in California, please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/42179502120648 :

To find out more about current news and events in California, please visit http:// www.facebook.com /pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/42179502120648 http://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Proud-to-Call-It-Home/421795021206489

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