Update: Kalera Lettuce Sold at Publix Recalled for Salmonella Contamination
November 3, 2022 – Fresh lettuce products sold at Publix stores under the Kalera brand are being recalled due to potential contamination with salmonella. Specifically, this recall affects 633 cases of Krunch, Butter and Romaine whole head variety lettuce with lot codes 001293 and 001294. The recalled lettuce was distributed exclusively to retail and foodservice customers in Florida. FDA is urging consumers who have purchased the recalled lettuce to throw it away or return it for a refund.
What’s the Problem?
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), this recall affects Tanimura & Antle brand single head romaine lettuce labeled with a packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020, and the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9.
A total of 3,396 cartons of potentially affected product were distributed in the U.S. to the following states: AK, OR, CA, TX, AR, OK, IN, NE, MO, TN, WI, NM, SC, WA, NC, OH, VA, MA, PR, and IL.
The recalled lettuce was shipped in cases packed in either 12, 15, 18 or 24 heads per case. Retailers and distributors can identify the potentially affected products through the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) sticker codes 571280289SRS1 and 571280290SRS1.
This recall was initiated based on the test result of a random sample collected and analyzed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as part of their routine sampling program.
If you purchased any lettuce that is affected by this recall, you should not eat it, and either discard it or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.
Anyone concerned about a potential food poisoning illness should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
This recall began on November 7, 2020.
Dole Recalls Contaminated Romaine Lettuce
The FDA on 11/19/20 announced a recall for the following Dole Organic Romaine Lettuce products which may be contaminated with E. coli:
- Dole Organic Romaine Hearts 3pk (UPC 0-71430-90061-1), combined English/French packaging, with Harvested-On dates of 10-23-20 and 10-26-20
- Wild Harvest Organic Romaine Hearts (UPC 7-11535-50201-2), with Harvested-On dates of 10-23-20 and 10-26-20.
“Pathogenic E. coli can cause diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting,” FDA said. “Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and can be more severe.”
The recalled lettuce was distributed in Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota and Virginia.
Do I Have a Romaine Lettuce Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Romaine Lettuce Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating recalled romaine lettuce, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.