Saturday, December 31, 2011

Iceberg Lettuce Pulled After Salmonella Discovery

Posted By on Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Kroger and Smith's Food and Drug, which owns Fred Meyer stores in the Treasure Valley, is pulling Arizona iceberg lettuce from its shelves after salmonella was found in an Arizona field near the grower's farmland. None of the Growers Express lettuce has tested positive for salmonella but the grower alerted retailers of the test results and sought a withdrawal of its lettuce "out of an abundance of caution."

Kroger and its affiliated grocery chains decided to pull the product from 200 stores in Idaho and six other states.

Growers Express, which according to the Associated Press supplies product to Green Giant, hasn't been ordered to issue any official recall. No illnesses have been reported.

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