Certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros Farming Inc. recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Starting date:
December 15, 2018
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - E. coli O157:H7
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Courchesne Larose Ltée, Fresh Taste Produce Ltd., Fruits et Légumes Gaétan Bono Inc., JB Laverdure Inc., Dominion Citrus & Drugs
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
12715

Advisory details

Ottawa, December 15, 2018 - Industry is recalling certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, California, United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The affected products described below have been imported from Adam Bros Farming Inc. by: Courchesne Larose Ltd., Anjou, QC, Dominion Citrus, Toronto, ON; Fresh Taste Produce Limited, Milton, ON; and Fruits et Legumes Gaetan Bono Inc., Montreal, QC. Consumers, retailers, restaurants and institutions should not sell, use or consume the recalled products described below.

The following products, grown in the US, are known to have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador and may have been sold in other provinces.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in the US which resulted from an investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with the United States Food and Drug Administration, and is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product Additional info
Adam Brothers Family Farms Cauliflower Variable Carton tag numbers:
203-27263 331-18;
203-27263 332-18;
203-27263 333-18;
203-27263 334-18;
203-27268 334-18;
204-27268 332-18.
This cauliflower is wrapped and has the Adam Brothers Family Farms logo but no coding information.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.
None Green Leaf Lettuce Sold in bulk Carton Tag Numbers:
204-27247 331-18;
253-27268 331-18;
204-27268 331-18;
204-27268 332-18.
This product was sold in bulk without a brand name.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.
None Red Leaf Lettuce Sold in bulk Carton Tag Numbers:
253-27267 331-18;
204-27267 331-18;
203-27267 331-18.
This product was sold in bulk without a brand name.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.