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Packaged romaine lettuce recalled due to possible E. Coli contamination

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Posted at 8:42 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 08:42:28-05

A type of packaged romaine lettuce has been recalled due to possible E. Coli contamination.

Tanimura & Antle Inc. voluntarily recalled its packaged single head romaine lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand, labeled with a packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020, due to possible contamination with E. Coli.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the packages contain a single head of romaine lettuce with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9.

The recall is being conducted in consultation with 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. A total of 3,396 cartons of potentially affected product were distributed in the United States to the following states: AK, OR, CA, TX, AR, OK, IN, NE, MO, TN, WI, NM, SC, WA, NC, OH, VA, MA, PR, and IL.

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 571280289SRS1 and 571280290SRS1.

It is unlikely that this product remains at retail establishments due to the shelf life of lettuce and the number of days that have passed. The company says if any of the packaged single head romaine described above is in the possession of consumers, retailers or distributors, the product be disposed of and not consumed.

Consumers with questions or concerns may call the Tanimura & Antle Consumer Hotline at 877-827-7388.

No other products or pack dates are being recalled. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the recalled product.