Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Listeria and Metal Lead to Lettuce and Velveeta Recalls

Posted By on Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Beware the lettuce. Romaine's been recalled for listeria contamination. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • Beware the lettuce. Romaine's been recalled for listeria contamination.

Same stories, different foods.

The cantaloupe-based listeria outbreak continues; a Louisiana woman's weekend death is linked to the outbreak. But now there are growing concerns with romaine lettuce.

True Leaf Farms of Salinas, California, initially recalled 90 cartons of chopped and bagged romaine lettuce shipped to an Oregon food service distribution center. They've since expanded the recall to 2,500 cartons that were shipped to nineteen states, including Missouri and Illinois. The lettuce was sold to restaurants and cafeterias. No illnesses have been reported. The recall's based on listeria found in a random check performed by federal officials.

In other food news, know what makes a great side dish for pureed pork shapes with metal shards? Velveeta Shells and Cheese with metal shards.

More specifically, pieces of wire bristle have been found in Velveeta Shells and Cheese in Microwavable Cups, leading Kraft to voluntarily recall 137,000 cases. No injuries or customer complaints have been reported.

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