Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. Recall: Red and Green Leaf Lettuce and Cauliflower

On December 13, 2018, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. of Santa Maria, California, issued a recall for its red leaf lettuce, green leaf
lettuce, and cauliflower harvested on November 27-30, 2018. This recall was issued out of an abundance of caution, because these food items may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). None of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, and no illnesses have been reported.

The recall involves produce harvested between November 27, 2018 and November 30, 2018, grown in particular fields. It does not involve all of Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.’s products. As of 12/13/2018 Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. has notified its effected [sic] customers of all product that was recalled, asking that the product not be eaten, sold, or transferred. Furthermore, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. asked that its customers notify the downline chain of custody to insure a full recall.

Cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in AZ, CA, IL, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA. Tijuana, Mexico, and Canada; red and green leaf lettuce was distributed to wholesalers in CA, CO, OR, TX, PA, WA, and Canada; red leaf lettuce only was distributed to a wholesaler in MN, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Recalled product may be identified as follows.

Red Leaf Lettuce — Adam Bros. Family Farms Label:

Carton Tag Numbers:

204-27245 331-18, 253-27267 331-18, 204-27267 331-18, 203-27267 331-18, 253-27267 332-18, 204-27267 332-18

Pallet Tag Numbers:

1635961, 1635962, 1635977, 1635978, 1635979, 1635980, 1635981, 1635982, 1635983, 1635984, 1635985, 635986, 1635988, 1635989, 1635990, 1635991, 1636104, 1636105, 1636106, 1636107, 1636108, 1636109, 1636110, 1636111, 1636120, 1636121, 1636173, 1636174, 1636175, 1636176, 1636177, 1636178, 1636179, 1636187, 1636188, 1636189, 1636190, 1636234, 1636235, 1636236, 1636237, 1636238, 1636239, 1636240, 1636241, 1636242, 1636243, 1636297, 1636298, 1636299, 1636300, 1636301, 1636302, 1636303, 1636304, 1636305, 1636306, 1636376, 1636377, 1636378, 1636379, 1636380, 1636381, 1636382, 1636492, 1636493, 1636494, 1636495, 1636496, 1636497, 1636498, 1636499, 1636500

Green Leaf Lettuce — Adam Bros. Family Farms Label:

Carton Tag Numbers:

204-27247 331-18, 253-27268 331-18, 204-27268 331-18, 204-27268 331-18, 204-27268 332-18

Pallet Tag Numbers:

1635842, 1635843, 1635844, 1635845, 1635846, 1635847, 1635848, 1635849, 1635850, 1635851, 1635872, 1635873, 1635874, 1635875, 1635876, 1635877, 1635878, 1635879, 1635880, 1635881, 1635951, 1635952, 1635953, 1635954, 1635955, 1635956, 1635957, 1635958, 1635959, 1635960, 1635963, 1635964, 1635965, 1635966, 1635967, 1635968, 1635969, 1635970, 1635971, 1635972, 1635973, 1635974, 1635975, 1635976, 1636062, 1636063, 1636064, 1636065, 1636066, 1636067, 1636068, 1636069, 1636070, 1636071, 1636101, 1636102, 1636103, 1636112, 1636113, 1636114, 1636115, 1636116, 1636117, 1636118, 1636119, 1636180, 1636181, 1636182, 1636183, 1636184, 1636185, 1636186, 1636373, 1636374, 1636375, 1636501, 1636502, 1636503, 1636504, 1636505, 1636506, 1636507, 1636508, 1636509

Cauliflower — Adam Bros. Family Farms Label:

Carton Tag Numbers:

203-27263 331-18, 203-27263 333-18, 203-27263 334-18, 204-27268 332-18, 203-27268 334-18, 203-27263 332-18, 203-27263 334-18

Pallet Tag Numbers:

1635882, 1635883, 1635884, 1635885, 1636072, 1636073, 1636074, 1636075, 1636076, 1636140, 1636141, 1636142, 1636143, 1636307, 1636308, 1636309, 1636310, 1636314, 1636593, 1636594, 1636595, 1636596, 1636597, 1636598, 1636599, 1636600, 1636601, 1636716, 1636717, 1636718, 1636719, 1636720, 1636924, 1636925, 1636926, 1636927, 1637046, 1637047, 1637170, 1637171, 1635886, 1635887, 1636077, 1636078, 1636144, 1636145, 1636311, 1636312, 1636602, 1636603, 1636604, 1636605, 1636721, 1636722, 1636928, 1636929, 1637048, 1637049, 1637172, 1637173, 1635888, 1636079, 1636146, 1636313, 1636606, 1636607, 1636723, 1636930, 1637050, 1637174

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Filtered and treated water from the reservoir may have come in contact with the produce after it was harvested. None of the filtered, treated water has tested positive for E. coli, all E. coli tests returning negative. This bacteria may cause a diarrheal illness from which most healthy adults can recover completely within a week. Some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

On December 17, 2018, the recall was reissued jointly with the US FDA.

Consumers who have purchased any of the referenced product are urged to return it to the place of purchase or destroy it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1.805.925.0339.

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In a related recall issued on December 15, 2018, Spokane Produce Inc. of Spokane, Washington initiates a voluntary recall of sandwiches containing green leaf lettuce and foodservice lettuce filets following notice of the recall by Adam Bros. Farming Inc.

Sandwich products bearing the Northwest Cuisine Creations and Fresh&Local labels. These prod- ucts are recalled because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7).

All sandwiches bear the “best buy” dating 12/14/18-12/21/18. The product was distributed to grocery markets in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Oregon. In addition, Green Leaf Filets (no label) in five (5) and ten (10) pound containers are being recalled from foodservice accounts.

 

Source: US FDA

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