Portland company recalls tainted lettuce



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland produce distributor announced Tuesday it is voluntarily recalling bagged lettuce that could be tainted with listeria.

The Pacific Coast Fruit Co. said the lettuce was sold to Fred Meyer stores in the Northwest, and also distributed to a pair of companies that stock vending machines.

Pacific Coast Fruit bought the lettuce from River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, Calif., which issued a nationwide recall on Monday.

No known illnesses have been linked to the recall that has also prompted stores to pull deli sandwiches.

Symptoms of listeria infection include high fever, headache and neck stiffness.

A press release on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website (http://is.gd/WofHmX ) includes a list of the lettuce products recalled by Pacific Coast Fruit.