California farm linked to E. coli outbreak recalls cauliflower, lettuce
- Author: Eleanor Harrison Dec 18, 2018,
Dec 18, 2018, 0:51
According to a warning released by the CFIA, certain products from Adam Bros.
'The recall was initiated after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli O157:H7'.
The products were produced by California-based Adam Brothers Farming and distributed to at least six provinces including Newfoundland and Labrador. Not all Adam Bros. products have been recalled, according to the statement.
Farming in Santa Marie, Calif., is recalling cauliflower that was sold to wholesalers in 10 states, including North Carolina, because it may be contaminated with E. coli.
Farming, Inc.in Santa Maria said Thursday that it is voluntarily recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower that was harvested from November 27 to November 30.
Recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the store where they were purchased.
E coli investigation leads to recall of US cauliflower, lettuce in Canada
Officials believe filtered and treated water from the reservoir may have come in contact with the produce after it was harvested, but said none of the water has tested positive for E. coli.
The company said cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in AZ, CA, IL, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, Tijuana, Mexico and Canada. The filtered, treated water has tested negative for the bacteria.
The recall also includes cauliflower from the same farm which has also been sold to vendors and distributors across Canada.
The recall comes just weeks after the CDC told Americans that no romaine lettuce was considered safe to eat. More severe infections can lead to kidney failure and even death.
So far, almost 60 illnesses from contaminated romaine lettuce have been reported in 15 states, with 23 people being hospitalized.