The Food and Drug Administration has issued a nationwide recall of a specific lot of romaine lettuce, some of which was shipped to New Mexico, that has tested positive for E. coli bacteria.
Some of the individually wrapped heads of Tanimura & Antle brand romaine could have been sold at Walmart stores in the state between Aug. 2 and Aug. 19, an announcement said.
E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea and is associated with a rare but potentially fatal kidney failure condition. But no reported illnesses have been associated with consumption of the recalled lettuce in this case.
The recall is a precaution based on the testing of a single, random sample by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, according to a statement from the New Mexico Environment Department.
Residents or retailers who believe they may be in possession of some of the recalled lettuce are encouraged not to consume the product. For more information or replacement coupons, call 877-827-7388.
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