A total of 2,095 cases of romaine lettuce have been recalled by Tanimura & Antle Inc. because the product may be contaminated with E. coli. The specific product associated with the recall is Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine. The lettuce is packaged in a plastic bag with UPC code 0-27918-20314-9.
Retail establishments can identify the products by a traceability code label affixed to the exterior of each case. This code is 5417802151. The product was shipped in cases packed in 12 or 18 heads per case.
The affected products were shipped to retail establishments in both the US and Canada beginning on August 2, 2012. Of the 2,095 cases affected, 1969 of them were shipped to the US. The follow states are affected by the recall: AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, KS, KY, MD, NC, NM, NV, NY, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and Puerto Rico.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Symptoms of E. coli include diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. In severe instances, E. coli illnesses can lead to kidney failure and possibly death.
Consumers with questions or concerns can call 877-827-7388, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday.
Official Press Release: FDA.gov