California farm linked to romaine E.coli outbreak recalls cauliflower and lettuce


A California farm that was tied to an outbreak of E.coli on romaine lettuce is now recalling cauliflower and other lettuce grown at the farm. Farming's red and green leaf lettuce is being recalled.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli O157: H7.

Fifty-nine people across 15 states in the U.S and the District of Columbia have fallen ill since October - up seven since last week - and the outbreak has also been linked to reported cases in Canada. Farming Inc. has notified its affected customers of all product that was recalled, asking that the product not be eaten, sold, or transferred.

The growing list of recalls is impacting some local restaurants.

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'Filtered and treated water from the reservoir may have come in contact with the produce after it was harvested'. None of the filtered, treated water has tested positive for E. coli, all E. coli tests returning negative. If those products are ingested, contamination could lead to symptoms of nausea, vomiting and in more extreme cases, seizures, strokes, permanent kidney damage or even, death. The company said the recall was issued "out of an abundance of caution" and noted it didn't include all of the company's produce.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call Adam Bros.

Recalled red and green leaf lettuce was sent to wholesalers in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington state.

"We might have to substitute say a romaine lettuce with a green leaf lettuce or a spring mix that has romaine lettuce in it for one that doesn't have romaine lettuce in it", McLain explained.