California farm recalls cauliflower following romaine lettuce recall

Marco Green
Декабря 16, 2018

The strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. Farms in Santa Barbara County tested positive for the bacterial strain and the owners are cooperating with USA officials.

Almost 60 illnesses from contaminated romaine lettuce have been reported in 15 states, with 23 people being hospitalized. Additional illnesses have been reported in Canada.

In the meantime, Adam recalling all produce that may be contaminated.

In a press release made by Adam Bros Farming, Inc., the company said it was voluntarily recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower, harvested from November 27 through November 30.

While Adam Bros. Farming Inc. has been linked to the food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce, federal health officials cautioned that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine lettuce.

"None of the filtered, treated water has tested positive for E. coli, all E. coli tests returning negative", Adam Bros. Farms said he could not comment on the government announcement. Consumers are urged to avoid romaine lettuce grown on the Central Coast, specifically Monterey, San Benito and Santa Barbara counties.

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The cauliflower in question was harvested on November 27 through 30, although no recalled products have tested positive for E. coli.

"The recall was initiated after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli", the farm explained. Some romaine products are now being labeled with their harvest regions.

Two individuals developed a type of kidney failure, though the CDC did not disclose the states where those individuals were located.

The cauliflower was sold in 10 states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The CDC said the investigation is ongoing. Many strains are harmless but others can make humans sick.

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