Source: CBS News
The highly publicized recall of Listeria-tainted cantaloupes had had the nation on edge in recent weeks. Now the deadly bacteria have prompted a recall of shredded lettuce.
Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle, Inc. recalled its shredded lettuce products after the FDA contacted the company following a positive test result, the company said in a written statement.
FDA officials contacted Giant Eagle once the Ohio Department of Agriculture picked up the Listeria monocytogenes during a random test, FDA spokesman Siobhan DeLancey told CBS News in an email.
The product that tested positive was an eight-ounce package of Giant Eagle Farmer’s Market Shredded Iceberg Lettuce (UPC 3003430195). It’s been recalled along with several deli sandwiches marketed under the Giant Eagle Brand: