April 21, 2014

Freshpoint Toronto Recalls Burger King, Sysco Salads for E. coli 0157:H7

romainelettuceFreshpoint Toronto is recalling more salads for possible E. coli 0157:H7 contamination. There is an outbreak of E. coli infections in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario associated with lettuce from California used by FreshPoint. A recall of FreshPoint lettuce was issued on January 12, 2013.

At least 26 people are sickened in the outbreak so far. Most of the cases have recovered or are recovering. The reported illnesses occurred in late December 2012 and early January 2013.  The recalled salads are sold under the brand names Sysco, Burger King, PIzza Hut, Yum, and Freshpoint. The products include cut and chopped romaine lettuce, premium chopped romaine hearts, whole iceberg lettuce, chop salad mix, chef salad mix, salad mix harmony, and combo separate salad. You can see all of the brand names, common names, sizes, product codes, and UPC numbers at the CFIA web site.

All of the products were distributed for hotel, restaurant, and institutional use. For more questions and information, call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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