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Arizona Residents: Check Your Lettuce

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 23, 2012 in Defective Products

Residents all across the state of Arizona must be weary as they take their next bite of salad. A Northern California produce supplier is recalling romaine lettuce in Puerto Rice, Canada, and 19 states. The product company fears that the lettuce may be contaminated with E. coli.

Arizona, one of the 19 states on the list of potentially contaminated lettuce, must take extra caution when consuming packages of romaine lettuce. The voluntary recall was announced on Sunday night, after the shipment had distributed to retail stores and was available for purchase and consumption on August 2nd.

The produce supplier, Tanimura & Antle, is a family owned and operated business. They have stated that upwards of 2,095 cases could possibly be affected. Of the 2,095 cases, 1,969 were shipped off to Puerto Rico and 19 states, one of which is Arizona.

When shopping, look out for their Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine. The product is in a plastic bag labeled by the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9. After a test of random samples by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and in a consultation with the Food and Drug Administration, the company made the decision to recall the lettuce. No illnesses have been reported thus far.

If you or a loved one believes that they may have fallen ill after consumption of this lettuce product, the Phoenix injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group are here to help. Simply complete the Free Case Review to get started.

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