True Leaf Farms of Salinas, California has announced a voluntary recall of their chopped romaine lettuce bags after they found it might have been contaminated with listeria, according to recent news sources.
The bags were shipped to an food distributer in Oregon. That distributer may have sold the 90 cartons they received to two other states, Washington and Idaho. California restaurants and cafeterias also received the product.
The Food and Drug Administration found that the product was contaminated during a random sampling. Health officials are currently investigating the contamination.
The bag code is B256-46438-8 and has a use by date of September 29.
The recall is especially scary considering the recent listeria outbreak that killed 16 people. No illnesses have been reported in regards to the listeria contamination of this lettuce.
As a Olympia personal injury attorney, I have seen food recalls like this one and know that, with as much testing goes into food products before manufacturers send them to market, mistakes can still be made. Although the personal injury lawyer at our law firm does not handle these type of cases there are food recall lawyers out there that can help your or a loved one if you have been affected by a recall such as this one.