What?!?! Now recalled lettuce? You got that right–a California farm has now recalled bags of chopped romaine lettuce because of possible contamination with listeria, although no illnesses have been reported.
True Leaf Farms of Salinas announced the recall of 90 cartons that were shipped to an Oregon food service distributor. From the distributor, it might have gone to at least two other states, Washington and Idaho. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the company that a sample from one bag taken as part of a random check tested positive for listeria. Officials have said they’ve gotten better at detecting contamination, so they are seeing it more often now in produce.
This now amid the cantaloupe recall that has sickened 72, and killed up to 16 people, in 18 states.
The recall covers packaged lettuce product with a use by date of Sept. 29. The bag and box code is B256-46438-8. Please check your bagged lettuce and toss if necessary. But seriously folks, how ’bout some fresh stuff? Just wondering.