Check your fridge, and your grocery list and check it twice before going to the store because there’s more and more food on the naughty list this holiday season.
The California farm linked to the Romaine Lettuce E-Coli infections have recalled other products as well. Adam’s Bro.’s Farming, Inc. issued a press release this week stating,
Adam Bros. Farming, INC. recalls regarding red and green leaf lettuce and cauliflower because of possible health risk.
Further on, the press release stated,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 13, 2018Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.ADAM BROS. FARMING, INC. RECALLS RED AND GREEN LEAF LETTUCE ANDCAULIFLOWER BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISKAdam Bros. Farming, Inc. of Santa Maria, California is recalling red leaflettuce, green leaflettuce and cauliflower harvested on November 27 through 30, 2018 out of an abundance ofcaution, because it may be contaminated withEscherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. ColiO157:H7).None of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.No illnesses have been reported.Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. feels a strong commitment to its customers and has worked for yearsto provide a safe and healthy food supply.Out of an abundance of caution, Adam Bros.Farming, Inc. is initiating thisvoluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA. The recall involvesproduce harvested between November 27, 2018 and November 30, 2018, grown in particularfields. It does not involve all of Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.’s products.As of 12/13/2018 Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. has notified its effectedcustomers of all productthat was recalled, asking thatthe product not be eaten, sold, ortransferred. Furthermore, AdamBros. Farming, Inc. asked that its customers notify the downline chain of custody to insure a fullrecall.Cauliflower was distributed to wholesalersin AZ, CA, IL, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA.Tijuana, Mexico, and Canada ; red and green leaflettuce was distributed to wholesalers in CA,CO, OR, TX, PA, WA, and Canada;red leaf lettuce only was distributed to a wholesaler in MN,and Tijuana, Mexico.
The FDA and CDC reported last week that E. Coli associated with the romaine lettuce outbreak had been detected in the sediment of a reservoir used in irrigation of the farm. There has not been any romaine lettuce shipped from the farm since Nov. 20, when the outbreak was originally identified, said the FDA.
There have been nearly 60 illnesses so far from the contaminated romaine, reported across 15 states, 23 of which were hospitalized. There are reports leading into Canada of additional illnesses. No deaths have been reported as a result of this contamination.
The CDC said the investigation is ongoing, and it is likely that this is not the only farm involved. Consumers are urged to avoid romaine lettuce grown on California’s Central Coast, specifically Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara counties.
Siegel and Brill Law give information on E. coli bacteria (also Escherichia coli). “This is normally found in mammals’ intestines, including humans. Most strains are benign, but some can cause serious illness, most commonly by eating contaminated food.
Anyone can become ill by eating food contaminated with E. coli, but people with the highest risk of developing HUS include the very young and the very old, as well as anyone with a weakened immune system.
Symptoms are similar to those of other types of food poisoning:
- abdominal pain
- diarrhea, which can be bloody
- loss of appetite
- extreme fatigue
- decreased urine output.”