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October 17, 2002

Recall Update Spokane Produce Chopped romaine lettuce and salad mixes Recall Complete

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.

PRODUCT
Chopped romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing chopped romaine packaged in bulk containers as follows:
a) 5 lb. plastic, heat-sealed bags labeled in part:
"Fresh Pre-Cut Vegetables Perishable-Refrigerate***NET WT. 5 LBS. 2.26 kgs. 100% Preservative Free".
b) 3 lb. plastic, heat-sealed bags labeled in part:
"Fresh Pre-Cut Vegetables Perishable-Refrigerate***NET
WT.3 LBS".
c) 2 lb. plastic, heat-sealed bags labeled in part:
"Fresh Pre-Cut Vegetables Perishable-Refrigerate***
NET WT.2 LBS".
(NOTE: the 5lb bags are used to package the 2 lb and 3 lb product; the firm reportedly crosses out the "5" and hand writes in a "2". Recall # F-009-3.

CODE
The affected product is all cut romaine lettuce/salad mixes produced July 7, 9, and 11, 2002.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Spokane Produce Inc., Spokane, WA, by fax on August 11, 2002 and by telephone on August 12, 2002. FDA initiated recall is complete.

REASON
The product was associated with an outbreak of E. coli illness.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
Approximately 3207 - 5lb bags.

DISTRIBUTION
WA, ID and MT.

 
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