Adams Bros. Farming recalls lettuce and cauliflower over E. coli concerns
Adams Bros. Farming, Inc. is voluntarily recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower harvested between Nov. 27 – 30 due to potential E. coli contamination, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Dec. 14. The voluntary recall is being initiated following the detection of traces of E. coli in the reservoir sediment located near the fields where these products were grown.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Col. Alisa Wilma,director of public health and safety for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following products are affected by this recall.
- Red Leaf Lettuce with 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 and 204-27267 332-18
- Green Leaf Lettuce with Adam Bros. Family Farms Label: Carton Tag Numbers: 204-27247 331-18, 253-27268 331-18, 204-27268 331-18, 204-27268 331-18 and 204-27268 332-18
- Cauliflower with 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 and 203-27263 334-18
Infection with E. coli can result in dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps two to eight days (three to four days, on average) after exposure to the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
HUS can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old and older adults. Symptoms of HUS may include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, fatigue, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth, decreased urination and swelling. The condition can lead to serious kidney failure and even death.
Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.
To date none of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 and no illnesses have been reported.
Customers should return these products to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions on the recall may contact Adams Bros. Farming, Inc. at (805) 925-0339.