Multiple Varieties of Lettuce Are Being Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns

published Nov 7, 2022
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Chances are that during your weekly grocery jaunt, you picked up some leafy greens in order to incorporate some fresh produce into your lunchtime routine. While salads are generally a great idea any time of day, if you’ve recently stocked up on lettuce, you may want to double check the brand. 

Kalera Public Limited Company has issued a voluntary recall on an assortment of their Krunch, Butter, and Romaine lettuce varieties after it was revealed that a limited quantity tested has shown a risk for salmonella. The lettuce being recalled was sold in Florida under the Kalera brand, were whole-head varieties, and had the lot codes “001293” and “001294.” 

“The Company has notified these customers and is working with them to ensure consumers do not receive any of the products affected by the recall,” read the announcement.

As the FDA announcement explains, salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people. Those with weakened immune systems are at risk, too. If you have any of these recalled lettuces in your possession, toss them or contact the company for a refund.

In the meantime, if you’re craving a homemade salad that doesn’t use this particular brand of lettuce, this Mediterranean-Style Chopped Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette or this Antipasto Grain Salad are both great alternatives.

Wondering what other recalls and public health alerts have been issued lately from your favorite brands? Check out this page that’s updated regularly to stay in the know.