Lettuce Recall

27 Aug

Do you ever wonder why many of us go to all the trouble of growing our own food when it is a lot easier to just go to the store and by it? You read articles like this every week, that’s why.

SALINAS, Calif. – A Northern California produce supplier said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears about possible E. coli contamination.

Salinas-based Tanimura & Antle said the recall is limited to a single lot of its Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine that was available at retail stores starting Aug. 2. The lettuce is packed in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9, and it may have a “best by” date of Aug. 19.

The company said some 2,095 cases were potentially affected. Of those, 1,969 cases were shipped to Puerto Rico and the following states: 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.

The product was packed with either 12 or 18 heads per case.

The recall was being conducted in consultation with Food and Drug Administration, and was based on the testing of a random sample by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/20/california-supplier-recalls-lettuce-over-e-coli-fears/#ixzz246IlvFNn

I am almost afraid to eat anything store bought anymore. A few weeks ago I had a bad case of “stomach problems” and I know it was caused by something I ate. I don’t know what it was, but I was laid low for three days! Be careful out there!

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2 Responses to “Lettuce Recall”

  1. carynverell August 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    dont you know it! more stores these days are trying to sell more local produce, and one of the b est ideas yet has been having those stickers on everything telling us where it came from. i refuse to buy anything from mexico and pretty much stick with what i grow and care for myself here on my homestead. the one thing i do still buy from the grocer is tomatoes that come from arkansas-i like them. but most everything else i pass on by. if i buy veggies at the grocer i will buy the frozen stuff first. i have never gotten ill from eating stuff from the produce isle but i have gotten deathly ill from eating at a fast food restraunt-never again will i eat that stuff from any fast food joint-that is how sick i was. and in the meantime, i have saved alot of money for preparing my own food and preps. 🙂

    • doublebhomestead August 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

      I have read that frozen veggies are as nutritious as fresh and I’ll bet freezing will kill some of those nasty germs. Best to stick with locally grown when you are able.

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