The latest of the listeria recalls, 2,500 cartons of romaine lettuce have been recalled.
Before you chomp into that healthy romaine salad, check the label on your lettuce. Romaine is the latest in a series of recalls due to possible listeria contamination. (Other recent listeria recalls include cantaloupe and grape tomatoes.)
True Leaf Farms of Salinas in California recently issued a voluntary romaine lettuce recall due to possible listeria contamination. Although no one has been sickened, the recall involves nearly 2,500 cartons, about 90 cartons of which were sold in retail stores and the rest were sold to institutions such as restaurants and cafeterias, which have been notified of the recall, according to The Christian Science Monitor.
The 33,000 pounds of romaine was recalled after a sample from one bag test positive for listeria. The chopped and bagged lettuce that was sold in retail stores was shipped Sept. 12 and 13 and have a "use by date" of Sept. 29. States with recalled lettuce include: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Vermont.
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.