Ottawa warns of E.Coli danger in Fresh Express brand Romaine-based Salads

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Fresh Express brand Romaine-based Salads described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
This CFIA alert has been initiated in response to a recall by the manufacturer, Fresh Express Incorporated, of Salinas, California in the United States.
The following Fresh Express brand Romaine-based Salads which have Best Before dates of July 9 through July 12 and an “S” in the product code are affected by this alert:
 
Product Size UPC Production Code Best Before
Double Carrots 340 g 0 71279 10802 5 S175 July 10, 2010
Green & Crisp 340 g 0 71279 10804 9 S175 July 10, 2010
Premium Romaine 255 g 0 71279 10808 7 S175 July 10, 2010
Lettuce Trio 255 g 0 71279 10809 4 S175 July 10, 2010
Italian 283 g 0 71279 21100 8 S175, S176 July 10-11, 2010
Fancy Greens 198 g 0 71279 23201 0 S174, S175 July 9-10, 2010
American 340 g 0 71279 24100 5 S175, S176 July 11-12, 2010
5-Lettuce Mix 170 g 0 71279 25101 1 S175 July 9, 2010
Hearts of Romaine 283 g 0 71279 26102 7 S175, S176 July 10-11, 2010
Triple Hearts 226 g 0 71279 26111 9 S175, S176 July 10-11, 2010
Leafy Green Romaine 255 g 0 71279 26112 6 S175 July 10, 2010
Veggie Lover’s 340 g 0 71279 28100 1 S175 July 10, 2010
Caesar Complete Salad 212 g + 74 mL 0 71279 30100 6 S175, S176 July 10-11, 2010
CaesarLite Complete Salad 212 g + 74 mL 0 71279 30101 3 S175, S176 July 10-11, 2010
Caesar Supreme Complete Salad 226 g + 81 mL 0 71279 30104 4 S175, S176 July 10-11, 2010
B.L.T. Caesar Complete Salad 226 g + 74 mL 0 71279 30107 5 S175 July 10, 2010
Asian Supreme Complete Salad 323 g + 74 mL 0 71279 30201 0 S175, S176 July 10-11, 2010
Salsa! Ensalada Supreme Complete Salad 326 g + 74 mL 0 71279 30601 8 S175 July 10, 2010
The Use-By Date is found in the upper right hand corner of the package with the product code immediately underneath.
These products have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The CFIA will be working with Canadian importers to remove all of the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
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