Romaine lettuce recall affects N.C., product pulled from Ingles

Buncombe County’s Health Department and national media outlets have reported a recall on Romaine lettuce, distributed by Freshway Foods of Ohio. North Carolina is one of 23 states included in the recall, announced on Friday, May 7, after the potentially deadly bacteria E. coli was found in a sample. Ingles CFO Ron Freeman confirms that all affected products were pulled from stores “as soon as we heard about the recall.”

Nineteen people in Michigan, Ohio and New York have been sickened. No illnesses in North Carolina have been reported or confirmed.

Romaine sold in Ingles’ salad bars and produce departments was not affected, Freeman emphasizes. The recall “was strictly with the grab-and-go salads,” he told Xpress.

Buncombe County health Department officials made this staement in a release (For the full release, like2.0 K viewsCommunity News


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One thought on “Romaine lettuce recall affects N.C., product pulled from Ingles

  1. Piffy!

    Another great example of how our large, centralized food production system has seriously fatal flaws. They tell us small, unregulated farms are dangerous, and yet time and time again, the reality is the big farms, processors and distributors are the real problem. Local is the solution.

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