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Giant Eagle removes a little leafy salad from shelves due to E. coli worries

Updated 57 minutes ago Giant Eagle Inc. on Sunday said it voluntarily removed some red and green salads sold at 70 Giant Eagle and Market District sites due to possible E. coli contamination. Salad in question was sold in stores in western Pennsylvania between December 3rd and December 14th. The company said that a limited delivery salad was removed Sunday. In response to a Tribune-Review question, spokesman Dick Roberts made it clear, from Adam's Bridge. Farming Inc. alone, had actually been removed Friday, one day after the supplier Adams Bros. issued a press release. "If you bought it, throw it away," said Roberts on Sunday. In a Thursday solution, Adam Bros. warned. Farming, Inc. based in Santa Monica, about possible E. coli contamination of its red and green salad sold during the 1 1-day period. "There have been no diseases," says Adams Bros spokesman Krista Peters. She was not available for comment Sunday. It is unclear just where the possibly infected lettuce was harvested. "Giant Eagle performs this voluntary recall in an abundance of caution. There are no reported diseases among giant customers until now in connection with this recall. The affected products can be identified with PLU 4076 (green lettuce salad) and PLU 4075 (red lettuce salad)" , the company said in a statement. The disease caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli O157: H7 can cause diarrhea that often occurs with bloody stools. Most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, but some people may develop a form…

Updated 57 minutes ago

Giant Eagle Inc. on Sunday said it voluntarily removed some red and green salads sold at 70 Giant Eagle and Market District sites due to possible E. coli contamination.

Salad in question was sold in stores in western Pennsylvania between December 3rd and December 14th.

The company said that a limited delivery salad was removed Sunday. In response to a Tribune-Review question, spokesman Dick Roberts made it clear, from Adam’s Bridge. Farming Inc. alone, had actually been removed Friday, one day after the supplier Adams Bros. issued a press release.

“If you bought it, throw it away,” said Roberts on Sunday.

In a Thursday solution, Adam Bros. warned. Farming, Inc. based in Santa Monica, about possible E. coli contamination of its red and green salad sold during the 1

1-day period.

“There have been no diseases,” says Adams Bros spokesman Krista Peters. She was not available for comment Sunday.

It is unclear just where the possibly infected lettuce was harvested.

“Giant Eagle performs this voluntary recall in an abundance of caution. There are no reported diseases among giant customers until now in connection with this recall. The affected products can be identified with PLU 4076 (green lettuce salad) and PLU 4075 (red lettuce salad)” , the company said in a statement.

The disease caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli O157: H7 can cause diarrhea that often occurs with bloody stools. Most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, but some people may develop a form of renal failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), warned the company.

“HUS is likely to occur in small children and elderly. The conditions can lead to serious kidney damage and even death,” says it.

Customers who bought the affected product should discard it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District. Customers can also enter the Qualified Receipt to get a refund when purchasing the product concerned.

For more information about the recall, customers can visit GiantEagle.com/Product-Recall. Customers can also contact their local Giant Eagle or Giant Eagle Customer Service at GiantEagle.com/contact or 1-800-553-2324. Giant Eagles Customer Service Times are Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 9:00

Also, Giant Eagle Advantage Card Holders who bought salads come to be notified by phone if there is an updated phone contact number on the file.

According to published reports, red-leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower were harvested 27-30 November 2018 was recalled by Adams Bros. Farm after sediment from farm farm water reservoirs was tested positive for E. coli. In a separate Romaine salad outbreak, 59 people in 16 states have so far fallen ill from E. coli bacteria. The tainted romaine salad may have come from the same California farm.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review Staff Author. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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