Romaine Lettuce Shipped To Several States Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns

By Jason Hall

November 11, 2020

A brand of romaine lettuce shipped to several states has been recalled due to E. coli concerns weeks ahead of Thanksgiving.

Tanimura & Antle Inc., has voluntarily recalled packaged single head romaine lettuce "out of an abundance of caution," the Federal Drug Administration announced last week.

Packages contain a single head of romaine lettuce with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9. No other products or pack dates are being recalled and no reported illnesses have been associated with the recalled product, according to the FDA.

A total of 3,396 cartons of potentially affected product were distributed in the following U.S. states and commonwealths: Alaska, Oregon, California, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Mexico, South Carolina, Washington, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Massachusetts, Illinois and Puerto Rico. The potentially affected product was shipped in cases packed in either 12, 15, 18 or 24 heads per case.

Retailers and distributors can identify the potentially affected products through the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) sticker attached to exterior of the case. The PTI codes are 571280289SRS1and571280290SRS1.

The recall is being conducted by Tanimura & Antle Inc. with the FDA and is based on the test result of a random sample collected and analyzed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as part of their routine sampling program.

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