WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Kalera Public Limited Company announced it is recalling over 600 cases of lettuce due to salmonella concerns.
- The company said certain lots of Krunch, Butter and Romaine whole head variety lettuce are included in the voluntary recall.
- Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps that show anytime between six hours and six days after ingesting the bacteria.
Kalera Public Limited Company is recalling more than 600 cases of lettuce due to concerns of possible contamination with salmonella.
The voluntary recall includes 633 cases of Krunch, Butter and Romaine whole-head variety lettuces, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These are the codes of the affected lot —001293 and 001294 — which can be found on the product label.
The affected lettuces were distributed to some retail and food service customers in Florida. Health officials said the stores have been notified of the voluntary recall and the health concern. There have been no reports of illnesses, the company said.
Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps that manifest anytime between six hours and six days after being infected with the bacteria. There is a possibility that infected people under the age of 5 or over 64, and those with weakened immune systems could get seriously ill and require hospitalization.
No other Kalera products are affected by the recall, the company said.
Kalera urged retailers and those who bought the recalled products to discard the items away or contact the company at (407) 574-8204 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, for reimbursement.
Source: The Hill