Romaine lettuce producer recalls cauliflower, leaf lettuce
The farm identified as one of the sources of the romaine lettuce e. coli outbreak has recalled additional products, including red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower, because those products may also be contaminated. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that Adams Bros. Farming, Inc., of Santa Maria, California, is one source of the contaminated romaine lettuce that has sickened 59 people throughout the country.
Adam Bros. Farming decided to recall the green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, and cauliflower after the FDA discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for e. coli. Filtered and treated water from the reservoir may have come in contact with the produce after it was harvested. The recalled red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower was harvested between November 27, 2018, and November 30, 2018.
The recalled cauliflower was distributed to Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tijuana (Mexico), and Canada. The recalled red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce was distributed to California, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Canada. Additionally, the red leaf lettuce was distributed to Minnesota and Tijuana (Mexico).
Consumers should not eat the potentially contaminated cauliflower, red leaf lettuce, and green leaf lettuce. Food poisoning caused by e. coli can cause gastrointestinal symptoms that typically appear three to four days after the initial infection, though in some cases, symptoms don’t appear for over a week. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and fatigue.
If you have purchased and consumed cauliflower, red leaf lettuce, or green leaf lettuce originating from Adams Bros. Farming, Inc., please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.