CANADA – Certain brands of cauliflower and lettuce have been recalled nationally due to fears of E. coli contamination.
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) certain cauliflower, red leaf and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, California, U.S. have been recalled.
The cauliflower are wrapped in the Adam Brothers Family Farms logo, the lettuce however is not branded and customers are encouraged to check with the retailer to ensure that the lettuce they are purchasing is not included in the recall.
“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 CFIA states on their website. “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.”
Symptoms of E. coli 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,” the CFIA states.