No injuries have been attributed to contaminated lettuce. The latest produce scare comes on the heels of a four-week old ban on E.coli tainted spinach grown in three California counties.
The recall covers green leaf lettuce under the Foxy brand purchased in grocery stores Oct. 3-6 in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada and Arizona. It was also sold to distributors in those states who may have sold it to restaurants or institutions.
The recalled lettuce was packaged as "Green Leaf 24 Count, waxed carton," and "Green Leaf 18 Count, cellophane sleeve, returnable carton." Packaging is stamped with lot code 6SL0024.
The company initiated the recall after learning that irrigation water may have been contaminated with E. coli. Tom Nunes Jr., president of the grower, it's unlikely that the bacteria in the lettuce fields share the source of the E. coli found in spinach.