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]