Lettuce recall grows over E. coli fears

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration news about Moore, Okla.-based Vaughan Foods was in an update on the multi-agency investigation into the outbreak with 19 confirmed and 10 probable cases of E. coli O145 illness in Michigan, New York and Ohio. Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

As part of that investigation, Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, last Thursday recalled romaine lettuce products for foodservice under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands with use by dates of May 12 or earlier. The recalled goods had been distributed in Washington, D.C., and 23 eastern states. (EARLIER: Multi-state lettuce recall underway [3])Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Freshway Foods’ recall was prompted by a number of pieces of evidence, the FDA said, including lab tests in New York that found traces of E. coli O145 in an unopened bag of Freshway Foods shredded romaine. FDA officials said that investigators have confirmed that the E. coli discovered in the unopened bag of Freshway Foods romaine is the same genetic strain as the E. coli associated with the outbreak.Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Federal and state investigators are now attempting to determine the point in the supply chain where the E. coli contamination occurred. Investigators are examining a farm in or around Yuma, Ariz., that Freshway Foods’ trace-back records indicated supplied the recalled romaine.Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

A determination that Vaughan Foods received romaine from that same Yuma field prompted the second recall, the FDA noted. FDA officials said lettuce harvested from other geographic areas does not appear to be associated with the E. coli O145 outbreak.Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Of the people with the confirmed cases of E. coli illness reported since March 1, 12 required hospitalization, including three who have a life threatening complication that can damage kidneys called hemolytic uremic syndrome, the FDA said.Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that as of May 5 there have been 10 confirmed and three probable cases of E. coli O145 illness in Michigan, two confirmed and five probable cases in New York, and seven confirmed and two probable cases in Ohio. Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

The FDA and CDC have not provided details about the outbreak victims, but the Associated Press reported that several of the stricken individuals are students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Ohio State University in Columbus and Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y.Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

A May 6 letter to parents from the administrators of the Wappingers Central School District in New York said that there were five confirmed or probable cases and a sixth suspected case of E. coli illness believed to be tied to lettuce served to students at two high schools, a junior high and a middle school within that district.Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Though there have been dozens of outbreaks involving produce and E. coli during the past two decades, the latest stands out because it involves the O145 strain, as opposed to the O157:H7 variant associated with virtually all of the previously reported contamination problems. Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Foodborne illness litigator William Marler of Seattle’s Marler Clark law firm contends the O145 strain has not previously associated with outbreaks because industry and public health officials were not looking for it, but rather were focused on the O157:H7 strain. Marler has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food Safety & Inspection Service asking them to mandate testing by food manufacturers and health officials for O145 and other shiga-toxin producing E. coli strains.Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

To test his hypothesis that dangerous non-O157:H7 strains of E. coli are found in significant quantities in the food chain, Marler has undertaken a private testing program that is collecting 5,000 samples of ground beef from retail sources. He recently said that of the approximately 1,300 samples collected, to date, about 2 percent were found to contain non-O157:H7 E. coli.Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

For more information from the FDA about the recent E. coli outbreak investigation, click here [4].Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Contact Alan J. Liddle at [email protected] [5].Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.

Vaughan Foods is voluntarily recalling romaine products for foodservice with “use by” dates of May 9 and May 10 because they contain lettuce from a field possibly linked to a multi-state E. coli outbreak, federal officials said Monday.