More Produce Recalled from E. coli Outbreak

Dan Fruits & Vegetables


More produce is coming off the shelf after the farm linked to the romaine E. coli outbreak was identified last week. The Federal Drug Administration pinpointed Santa Maria farming operation Adam Bros. Farming as one of the sources of romaine lettuce that contained a strain of E. coli bacteria that sickened people in October. The company is now voluntarily recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower they produced from November 27 to November 30 in particular fields. The recall is entirely voluntary, and Adam Bros. said in a press release that it is committed to its customers and has worked for years to provide a safe and healthy food supply. 

The operation was identified in the original investigation because of a test for the E. coli strain in an irrigation source the farm used, came back as positive. Adam Bros. said filtered and treated water from that source may have come in contact with the new produce recalled after harvest. No test involving the filtered and treated water has come back as positive for the disease, and Adam Bros. said the additional recall out of an “abundance of caution.” 

All of the recalled products are field-specific and have certain identifying labels. The details and labels can be found in the Adam Bros. Farming press release.

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