Rachel Konrad of The Associated Press reports that Salinas-based Nunes Company Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of green leaf lettuce purchased last week under the Foxy brand name. Foxy is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of lettuce, celery, broccoli, vegetable platters and stir-fry mixes.
Executives ordered the recall after learning that water used to irrigate lettuce fields may have been contaminated with E. coli.
Lettuce purchased in grocery stores Oct. 3-6 in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana is all subject to the recall. According to the article, contaminated lettuce also may have been sold to restaurant distributors.
There is no indication that this lettuce is linked to the recent E. coli outbreak traced to contaminated lettuce sold in Canada.