More Recalls as E. Coli Warnings Hit Lettuce, Cauliflower

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The CDC said the investigation is ongoing, and it is likely that this is not the only farm involved.

Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, California "out of an abundance of caution" has recalled red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower harvested this year from November 27 through Nov 30 for it may be contaminated with E. Coli O157: H7. The affected products include cauliflower with the Adam Brothers Family Farms logo, as well as green and red leaf lettuces that were sold in bulk without packaging.

Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. recalled the produce after sediment taken from a reservoir where it was grown tested positive for the specific strain of E. coli linked to the current outbreak, E. coli O157:H7, according to the company. So far, no one has gotten sick due to the lettuce or cauliflower. And the company is asking that all its customers notify the "downline chain of custody" to make sure the recall is full and complete. Most businesses go through a distributor to buy produce for their kitchen. Only about five items have those ingredients, the ones that do have substitutions or they are buying produce from approved farmers.


Red leaf lettuce only was distributed in Minnesota and Tijuana, Mexico. In the most severe cases, people may die.

"It can cause nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and can lead to kidney failure", said Fullbright.

"If it does not have this information, you should not eat or use it", the FDA advised consumers.


Anyone in possession of the affected products is asked to dispose of it or return it to the store.

The products were imported by Adam Bros.


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