Lettuce recall affects U.S. and Canada

Voluntary lettuce recall affects 19 states in U.S.

WRITTEN BY: Jalesa Hall
Listeria micrograph
Image Source: CDC/Dr. Balasubr Swaminathan; Peggy Hayes via Wikimedia Commons
Listeria micrograph

On Monday, a California lettuce farm voluntary issued a recall on their product over a listeria contamination scare, according to MSN. The chief executive of the Church Brothers, the company that markets and sells the True Leaf Farms’ produce, mentioned that only 90 of the 2,500 possible problem sources went to retail stores. The rest were sent to restaurants and cafeterias and have since been notified.

Though no illnesses have been reported, the company is taking no chances and published the dates and numbers on the bags recalled. “Recall covers products with a "use by date" of Sept. 29. The bag and box code is B256-46438-8.”

The states impacted by this possible contamination include: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Vermont.

The FDA is currently investigating the contamination and has yet to find a source; however, the chief executive of the company assures consumers that the lettuce currently being picked at True Leaf is safe to eat.

For more information on listeria: click here.