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CFIA Recalls California Romaine Produced by Tanimura & Antle Due to E. coli

It is unclear what prompted the recall – retail testing – company testing – governmental testing?

2ta0120817asm.jpgThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Tanimura & Antle brand Romaine Lettuce described below because this product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

The affected product, Tanimura & Antle brand Romaine Lettuce, produce of USA, is sold in a plastic package containing 1 head of lettuce. The package bears the UPC 0 27918. The affected product was sold at retail from August 8, 2012 through August 17, 2012.

This product has been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut and Yukon.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

  • When will be the day that governments begin to control wastewater from dairy and beef industries, these reach the irrigation waterways and pollute, do not forget that both the E. Coli and Salmonella are of fecal origin of warm-blooded animals, including us, lettuce, cucumbers and asparagus not defecate. Consider that the volume of water used for the slaughter of an animal are 300 liters and more for each animal, this volume has no treatment plant, only a septic tank waste separator, and microorganisms problem go their way without contaminating everything what their path …
    Hector Hugo Orellana
    Ind. Tech in Food

  • Laura Giudici Mills

    Bill,
    In the subheading of your Blog post you stated, “It is unclear what prompted the recall – retail testing – company testing – governmental testing?”
    For clarification, the FDA Recall Notice includes this statement: “The recall is being conducted in consultation with FDA, and is based on the testing of a single random sample by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.”