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Time to Check Your Fridge—There's a Cauliflower Recall

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Time to take a break from cauliflower mash, cauliflower crusts and the million other things we've been subbing cauli in for lately. Adam Bros. Farming in Santa Maria, California, has just issued a recall on cauliflower that was sold to wholesalers in 10 states: Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The potentially affected cauliflower was harvested November 27 to November 30.

Investigators from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had recently traced an E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce back to their farm, so the owners decided to voluntarily recall their cauliflower as well "out of an abundance of caution." Officials said a water reservoir at the farm tested positive for E. coli and since that water may have come in contact with some of the other vegetables, the farm made the decision to recall them all. In addition to cauliflower, they are also recalling some red and green leaf lettuce.

The recall includes the following cauliflower sold under the "Adam Bros. Farms" label:

Carton tag numbers: 203-27263 331-18, 203-27263 333-18, 203-27263 334-18, 204-27268 332-18, 203-27268 334- 18, 203-27263 332-18, 203-27263, 334-18

Pallet tag numbers 1635882,1635883,1635884,1635885,1636072,1636073,1636074,1636075,1636076,1636140,163 6141, 1636142,1636143,1636307,1636308,1636309,1636310,1636314,1636593,1636594,1636595, 163 6596

For more detailed information on the recall, go here.