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Ready Pac Food Recalls E. coli-tainted Lettuce

readypacromaine_244x183.jpgThe California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warned on Thursday about bagged salad products from Ready Pac Food Inc. containing romaine lettuce that is possibly contaminated with E. coli.

The voluntarily recalled romaine lettuce is packaged in 9 oz., 9.25 oz., 10 oz., 10.25 oz., and 16 oz. bags under the Ready Pac, Trader Joe’s, Safeway and Dining In Classic labels. Products have a Use by Date of November 18, 2011.

The recall was initiated after USDA testers discovered some contamination of the product.

The recalled products were distributed to retail locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

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  • Carl Custer

    Cherchez le vache?

  • Sam

    And once again, we hear about a recall ON THE VERY DAY that the product is due to be pulled from shelves anyway!!!! If I were a betting man, I would bet that the positive microbial results were delivered about 10 to 14 days ago. Then, some executive sat on the information until most product was consumed. Just a guess…

  • Ron Rivera, RN, CCRN-CMC, CCA-ACC

    Such a move would be a depraved indifference to the effects of shiga toxin producing e coli. Such species produce TTP-HUS, ripping apart the gastrointestinal and major organs through diffuse thrombosis and depletion of blood coagulation factors. Execs in this industry should be knowledgeable about these kinds of risks. I’m not a betting man but I would guess the risks would not be worth the gamble, either financially or criminally, for such execs to act so indifferently and ignorantly with people’s lives.

  • chelsea

    My child became sick after eating Trader Joes Romaine. I found out the next day it was recalled. Ready Pac denies they are to blame for my child’s illness.

  • Christie

    My 4 year old daughter was hospitalized in Dallas for 30 days having what would later be determined to be E Coli 0157:H7. She had HUS and many, many other complications. After obsessive digging on my part, I came up short and cannot find the cause. This salad is one we have eaten before but I CANNOT get anyone to tell me WHERE the salad was sold. City, store or otherwise. She was hospitalized Nov. 16, 2011. Coincidence??? We are now considering filing for bancrupcy due to the medical bills. We almost lost our daughter and now have much financial devastation in the aftermath. Legislation should be changed on how to let consumers know about these recalls and where the products were sold.