Yup, it’s yet another food recall, and this time it is romaine lettuce
from True Leaf Farms of Salinas, CA. The farm voluntarily recalled the
romaine, which was thought to be tainted with listeria. The recall involved
90 cartons and affected three states, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Since
then, however, the recall has been increased to some 2,500 cartons and
affects 19 states as well as Canada.
So what happened? The farm says the 90 cartons of bagged lettuce went to
retail sales. The bulk of the lettuce, that would be the 2,000+ cartons,
went to commercial institutions, including restaurants. So far no related
illnesses have been reported, but the farm recalled the romaine after
food safety inspectors discovered listeria in a sample. The source of
the listeria is still unknown.
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