IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) - Ready Pac Foods has recalled more than 5,000 cases of bagged salad because of a possible E. coli contamination.
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that the bagged romaine lettuce and salad mixes were distributed to fifteen Western states.
The recall was issued by the Irwindale, Calif. company after a random government test showed contamination.
The bagged salads have a sell-by date of November 18th.
E. coli can cause food poisoning and even death in severe cases. FDA officials say this recall has not been related to any report of illness.
The states in which the recalled lettuce was distributed are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.