On Thursday, September 29, 2011, The FDA indicated that True Leaf Farms, a Salinas, California company, is voluntarily recalling 90 cartons of chopped romaine because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled product was shipped between September 12 and 13 to an institutional food service distributor in Oregon who further distributed it to at least two additional states, Washington and Idaho. The romaine affected by this recall has a “use by date” of 9/29/11.
However, Alaska officials also report bags of chopped romaine lettuce are being recalled over concerns of potential listeria contamination. The state Department of Conservation has confirmed that the 2-pound bags of chopped romaine lettuce from True Leaf Farms, which have a use-by date of Sept. 29, were distributed in Alaska by Church Brothers, LLC.
FDA notified True Leaf Farms that a sample taken as part of a random check from a single bag of chopped romaine tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled bags of romaine were packed in True Leaf Farms cardboard cartons and distributed by Church Brothers, LLC, and shipped between September 12 and 13, 2011. Produce affected by the recall was labeled as follows: 2# bags, chopped romaine – Bag and box code B256-46438-8.