A massive lettuce recall by Salinas-based company, Tanimura & Antle, has consumers concerned over health dangers of consuming the products.
Both the US FDA and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have issued recalls for the 2,095 cases of romaine lettuce potentially contaminated with the bacteria. The recall has affected products in 19 states and 7 provinces (and Puerto Rico). Both the US and Canada have issued their own respective recalls and we have all the information on both sets to help consumers stay safe:
Romaine Lettuce Recall – US – States Affected in the US by this recall are listed below.
Product: Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine
Packaged in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 and a best-by date of “08 19 12.”
States affected by the recall include : AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, KS, KY, MD, NC, NM, NV, NY, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and Puerto Rico.
Consumers with questions or concerns can call 877-827-7388, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday.
Romaine Lettuce Recall – Canada – Provinces in Canada affected by this recall are listed below.
Product: Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine (same as US)
Also Packaged in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 and a best-by date of “08 19 12″ (same as US)
Provinces affected by this recall include: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut and Yukon.
Consumers with questions or concerns can cal the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 /TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.