Canada confirms recalled lettuce from California

01/17/2013 04:26:00 PM
Coral Beach

The CFIA website lists 13 Sysco brand foodservice salad products, two products sent to Burger King, one product to Pizza Hut, one for KFC/Taco Bell’s parent company YUM! Brands and one product with the FreshPoint Inc. brand. All of those products had use-by dates of Jan. 8 or Jan. 10.

The E. coli cases reported by Canadian agencies span New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. The CFIA recall details show the lettuce was also distributed to foodservice customers in Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

A timeline of the investigation is on the agency’s website at: http://tinyurl.com/recall-timeline.

Laboratory analysis has shown that the E. coli cases are linked and an epidemiological assessment by Canadian health officials identified that lettuce distributed to certain restaurants is the likely cause, according to the CFIA.


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