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Lettuce recalled for possible E. coli contamination

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of FDA

A voluntary recall of Romaine lettuce  has been issued for 19 states, including New York.

The affected product, Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine, may have been contaminated with E. coli bacteria. No illnesses related to the product have been reported. The recall also affects Canada and Puerto Rico.

According to Tanimura & Antle, the lettuce is packed in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 and may have a Best Buy date of “08 19 12.” It was available at retail locations Aug. 2 to Aug. 19, 2012.

Retailers and distributors can identify the recalled products by the traceability code label on the exterior of the case (5417802151).

Consumers with questions or who would like replacement coupons may call at 877-827-7388, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday.


Pet food recall

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Pet food company Lafeber has issued a voluntary bird food recall. Some grains stored in hot humid conditions can develop hot spots, randomly increasing their moisture, said the company, and the increased moisture level can lead to problems with the food over time, such as bacterial or fungal growth.

Though no problems have been reported, the company is recommending that those who have bird food with certain lot numbers, stop feeding it to their pets. Lafeber will be replacing the recalled food and contacting customers about how to make arrangements for replacing and returning the products.

Products affected by the recall:

● Parrot Nutri-Berries (12 oz. tubs), with a Best Before date of 121913B

● Parrot Nurti-Berries (3.25 lb. tubs and 20-lb. boxes) with a Best Before date of 121813A, 121813B, 121913A, 122713A, 122713B and 010514

● Parrot Popcorn Nutri-Berries (4 oz. and 1-lb. bags) with a Best Before date of 122013 122613

● Cockatiel Sunny Orchard Nutri-Berries (10 oz. bags) with a Best Before date of 122113 and 010214

● Parrot Sunny Orchard Nutri-Berries (10 oz. and 3-lb. bags) with a Best Before date of 122513 and 122813