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News | December 18, 2018

Adams Bros. Farming Recalls Lettuce and Cauliflower After E. coli Discovery

By Staff

Adams Bros. Farming Recalls Lettuce and Cauliflower After E. coli Discovery

Adam Bros. Farming, Inc., the Santa Maria, CA-based (Santa Barbara County) ranch that’s been implicated in the multistate Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak, has voluntarily recalled products that also be contaminated.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. The recalled products include red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower--all harvested between November 27 through 30, 2018.

Cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in AZ, CA, IL, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA. Tijuana, Mexico, and Canada.

Red and green leaf lettuce was distributed to wholesalers in CA, CO, OR, TX, PA, WA, and Canada

Red leaf lettuce only was distributed to a wholesaler in MN, and Tijuana, Mexico.

All of the recalled products may have come into contact with water from the water reservoir where the outbreak strain was found. According to the official recall notice, none of the recalled products have tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. No illnesses have been reported. 

As of December 13, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. notified its affected customers of all product that was recalled, asking that the product not be eaten, sold, or transferred. Furthermore, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. asked that its customers notify the downline chain of custody to ensure a full recall. Recalls were initiated by Spokane Produce Inc. of Spokane, WA. The company produced sandwiches and other products--under the Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local labels--that used fresh produce from Adams Bros.

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