SCDA Urges Public to Check Romaine Lettuce after Recall for Possible Health Risk | News
A voluntary recall for Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine is underway. Tanimura & Antle Inc., California based company, is recalling a single lot of romaine lettuce, because the product may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). The company shipped 2,095 cases of the product to several states including South Carolina.
Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine is packed in a plastic bag. Consumers need to look for UPC number 0-27918-20314-9. The package may also contain a Best Buy date of “08 19 12”. The recalled product was sold between August 2 and August 19, 2012.
No other Tanimura & Antle products are being recalled. No illnesses associated with the consumption of this product have been reported. The Company is asking that if retailers or consumers have the recalled lettuce, to dispose of it immediately.
“It is important to take the time and make sure you have not purchased the recalled romaine lettuce. Even though there haven’t been any illnesses reported, it is a good idea to follow the company’s instructions and throw out the lettuce,” said Hugh Weathers, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Consumers can call 877-827-7388 for a replacement coupon or if they have any questions regarding the voluntary recall.
As you shop for produce, remember to by Certified SC Grown. Our state’s producers offer great quality. Mixed leafy greens, okra, beans, peppers and sweet potatoes are just some of the many items in season, in South Carolina this month. Remember, there is nothing fresher and nothing finer than Certified SC Grown produce.