Lettuce recall over Listeria. Affects 19 states, Canada

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Lettuce recall over Listeria. Affects 19 states, Canada

(CBS/AP) The lettuce recall over Listeria fears may be bigger than originally thought, with the California farm that issued the recall saying its notice had gone out to 19 states and Canada.

Initially, True Leaf Farms of Salinas announced a recall of 90 cartons of romaine shipped to an Oregon food service distributor, which shipped the produce to Washington and Idaho. But the chief executive of Church Brothers, which markets the farm’s produce, said Saturday that the recall involved nearly 2,500 cartons.

Only 90 cartons went to retail sales, said CEO Steve Church, and those were the ones mentioned in the initial announcement. The rest of the cartons, he said, went to institutions such as restaurants and cafeterias, which were notified about the recall.

The company recalled the 33,000 pounds of lettuce after a check by federal officials found Listeria in a sample from one bag.

No illnesses have been reported.

The chopped, bagged lettuce – grown in Watsonville and processed in San Juan Bautista – was shipped Sept. 12 and 13. The recall covers products with a “use by date” of Sept. 29. The bag and box code is B256-46438-8.

via Lettuce recall over Listeria fear affects 19 states, Canada (FULL DETAILS) – HealthPop – CBS News.

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