Hold the Caesar salad
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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