Giant Eagle has announced a recall of their shredded iceberg lettuce due to fears of a listeria contamination, according to recent news sources.
The packages are 8 ounces and have a sell by date of October 14, 2011. The contamination was discovered by the Food and Drug Administration in a routine sampling test. The lettuce was produced in Salinas, California by River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC and has a product code of 3003430195.
No illnesses in relation to this recall have been reported thus far.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria which can cause a serious infection in some people that can be life-threatening. Especially at risk are the elderly, young children, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women may not experience symptoms, but have been known to have stillborns or miscarriages as a result of the infection.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, consumer health is something that I am very conscious of and I know that even with tough rules and regulations on manufacturers, mistakes can still be made. I encourage anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of Listeria contamination to seek immediate medical attention. The product defect lawyers at our law firm sincerely hope that no one has been sickened by consuming the recalled food.