Freshway Foods Lettuce Recalled In 23 States Following E. Coli Outbreak

Freshway Foods has recalled shredded romaine lettuce distributed in 23 states and the District of Columbia due to possible E. coli contamination. The affected lettuce was packaged for food service, wholesale, and salad bar consumption–not directly to consumers, except in salad kits sold at Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh.

If you work in food service, the products in question were sold under the Sysco Imperial and Freshway brand names.

The recalled romaine lettuce products were sold to wholesalers and food service outlets in the following states east of the Mississippi river: Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The recalled romaine products were also sold for distribution to in-store salad bars and delis for Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh stores in the states listed above.

Freshway Foods Voluntarily Recalls Products Containing Romaine Lettuce Because of Possible Health Risk [Freshway Press Release]
Freshway Foods Voluntarily Recalls Products Containing Romaine Lettuce Because of Possible Health Risk [FDA Press Release]

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  1. dulcinea47 says:

    Oh… I was gonna get a salad from the Dillon’s (Kroger) salad bar for lunch today. I guess not.

  2. seth_lerman says:

    We just got an email from the school district, without naming the supplier, that e-coli had been found and there were a few cases of students getting sick.

  3. nbs2 says:

    How quickly do those salad bars sell? I suppose they are popular at lunchtimes, but when I hit the grocers on weeknights or weekends, I never see them patronized.

  4. MustWarnOthers says:

    I think that in order to resolve this issue of e-coli outbreak, we should further consolidate the food industry.

  5. platy says:

    I signed up for a CSA… I don’t know if it’s safer, but at least I’ll be able to drive to where my lettuce is grown rather than buy it from a state that I’ve never been to. I don’t think earth meant for lettuce in California to be eaten by someone in Maryland.

    • MichiganWolverine says:

      ecoli happens in every state. It happens in your body. A lot of locally grown produce is mor elikely to have ecoli than stuff grown locally.