The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. Based on this information, CDC is advising that consumers not eat and retailers not sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region. Out of an abundance of caution, Seward Co-op removed all Salinas, California harvested romaine lettuce products from our store shelves and salad bars on Nov. 22.
Forty people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 16 states. The CDC’s investigation is ongoing and their advice will be updated as more information is available.
Romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas, California have been removed from Seward Co-op shelves, including all types of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, bags, boxes, precut lettuce, and salad mixes that contain romaine (baby romaine, spring mix and Caesar salad). Items made and packaged at Seward Co-op containing romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas, California have also been removed from both stores.
Grab & Go packaged items recalled include:
Orange quinoa salad with greens
Produce items recalled include:
Earthbound romaine hearts, organic—12 oz., $3.99 each
Taylors Farms romaine hearts, organic—12 oz., $3.99 each
It is possible that affected product was sold at both Franklin and Friendship stores September 24, 2019 to November 10, 2019. Affected product has been removed from the all departments, and product that is currently on the shelf is not affected. If you purchased these or other products containing romaine lettuce at Seward Co-op, they will be fully refunded at either our Franklin or Friendship store Customer Service desks.