California farm recalls chopped romaine lettuce
Thursday, September 29, 2011
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) -- A California farm is voluntarily recalling bags of chopped romaine lettuce because of possible contamination with listeria, though no illnesses have been reported.
True Leaf Farms of Salinas announced Thursday that it's recalling 90 cartons of chopped romaine that was shipped to an Oregon food service distributor. From the distributor, it may have gone to at least two other states, Washington and Idaho.
The company was notified by the Food and Drug Administration that a sample taken as part of a random check tested positive for listeria.
The recall covers product with a "use by" of Sept. 29. The bag and box code is B256-46438-8
Listeria sickens elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms. Victims often become incapacitated and unable to speak.