Adam Bros. Farming, Inc., of Santa Maria, California, is recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower harvested from November 27 through November 30, 2018, due to a possible risk of contamination with E. coli.
The cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania; Tijuana, Mexico; and Canada.
Red and green leaf lettuce was distributed to wholesalers in California, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Canada.
Red leaf lettuce only was distributed to a wholesaler in Minnesota and Tijuana, Mexico.
For a complete list of recalled product identification information, such as carton and pallet tag numbers, please click here.
The recall was issued after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the lettuce and cauliflower was growing tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.
Filtered and treated water from the reservoir may have come in contact with the produce after it was harvested. None of the filtered, treated water has tested positive for E. coli.
Infections with E. coli can cause a diarrheal illness that most healthy adults recover from within a week. Some people may develop a type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), especially young children and elderly adults. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage or death.