More Recalls as E. Coli Warnings Hit Lettuce, Cauliflower

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Consumers with questions about the recall can call Adam Bros.

Giant Eagle is recalling a specific brand of lettuce due to the potential for E. coli contamination. The recall involves produce harvested from particular fields.

A California farm linked to an outbreak of E.coli on romaine lettuce is recalling more leafy products and cauliflower, at least some of which was shipped to IL. None of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli bacteria, and no illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue. Red and green leaf lettuce was distributed in California, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington and Canada. They asked that the products not be eaten, sold or transferred. And the company is asking that all its customers notify the "downline chain of custody" to make sure the recall is full and complete.

Potentially affected cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well as Canada and Tijuana, Mexico. Farming's red and green leaf lettuce is being recalled.

FDA finds a source of e coli-tainted romaine
Farms in Santa Barbara County tested positive for the bacterial strain and the owners are co-operating with US officials. Family Farms, was one of eight farms on the Central Coast the organization is investigating in regards to the outbreak.

The FDA announced Thursday that investigators found a positive E. coli sample result in an irrigation reservoir on a farm owned by Adam Bros.

"We might have to substitute say a romaine lettuce with a green leaf lettuce or a spring mix that has romaine lettuce in it for one that doesn't have romaine lettuce in it", McLain explained.

CFIA says that these types of lettuce will not show signs of being spoilt or "bad" but if contaminated can cause some pretty unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea.