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More produce recalled after possible E. coli outbreak

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Another recall has hit the produce section of grocers nationwide.

Adam Bros. Family Farms has recalled red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower for a possible E. coli outbreak. The cauliflower was sold to wholesalers in Illinois and other states, however the lettuces were not distributed to wholesalers in Illinois.

No illnesses have been reported over this recall.

The grower says not all produce is affected by the recall and it was issued when the E. coli was found in sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown.

The company said the recall is of an abundance of caution, as the water from the reservoir is treated before coming into contact with harvested produce. The filtered, treated water has tested negative for the bacteria.

Reporter Mary Cooley follows the crimes and court goings-on in the metro-east; she has a special affinity for the oddities that make life in Southern Illinois interesting. Mary has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and previously worked as a copy editor at newspapers in the Southeast.


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