August 23, 2014

Freshpoint Toronto Recalling Lettuce for E. coli 0157:H7

FPBiceberglettuceThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is announcing a recall of Freshpoint Toronto shredded iceberg lettuce for possible E. coli 0157:H7 contamination. The product was packaged for use by Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell. There have been illnesses in the Maritimes and Ontario reported associated with this recalled product.

For KFC, 3/8″ shred Iceberg/Romaine Blend (70/30) is recalled. The lettuce was packaged in 2 pound packages, 6 to a case. The Lot codes are 4941, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, and 5231, and the UPC number is 10883278082124. For Taco Bell, 1/4″ shred iceberg lettuce is recalled. It was packaged in 2 pound packages, 10 to a case. The lot codes are 4941, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, and 5151, and the UPC number is 10883278070701.

The lettuces were distributed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. For more information, you can contact the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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