Lettuce recall over positive listeria test at True Leaf Farms goes out to 19 states
The states involved in the recall include Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Vermont.
The company recalled the almost 33,000 pounds of lettuce after one bag tested positive for listeria. Listeria is the bacteria recently found in cantaloupe in Colorado that was responsible for 72 illnesses and 16 deaths across 18 states.
The bacteria causes listeriosis, which most commonly manifests itself in humans in the form of meningitis and sepsis - both of which are serious infections.