(CANADA) – A national food recall has been issued over concerns regarding certain red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower produced by Adam Bros Farming Inc. (not related to the Mario Bros.). This is one of several vegetable recalls that have been sweeping North America as of late. We are unaware of any bacon recalls in recent history.
Please make sure that you double check your products at home to ensure you do not have any of them. If you do, please return it to the store you purchased
Ottawa, December 15, 2018 – Industry is recalling certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, California, United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The affected products described below have been imported from Adam Bros Farming Inc. by:
- Courchesne Larose Ltd.
- Dominion Citrus
- Fresh Taste Produce Limited
- Fruits et Legumes Gaetan Bono Inc.
Consumers, retailers, restaurants and institutions should not sell, use or consume the recalled products described below.
The following products, grown in the US, are known to have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador and may have been sold in other provinces.
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
This recall was triggered by a recall in the US which resulted from an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with the United States Food and Drug Administration and is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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