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Romaine lettuce recalled

May 21, 2003 at 4:16 PM

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Fresh Express Wednesday recalled Hearts of Romaine salad because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled lettuce is packaged in 10-ounce bags and coded S111A18B, with an expiration date of May 6. It was distributed through retail stores in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario.

Consumers are advised to throw the lettuce away or return it to place of purchase for a refund.

The company said it recently learned a routine test of a single sample conducted on April 30 by an independent party indicated the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses associated with the recalled lettuce have been reported.

For more information, call 800-242-5472.

In other action, BCN Trading Inc. of New York recalled Asian Boy sweet lotus candy because it contains sulfites not listed on the ingredient label, posing the risk of allergic reaction in some people.

The recalled candy, imported from Vietnam, is packaged in eight-ounce tubs and was distributed nationally.

The undeclared sulfites were detected in routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Consumers are advised to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, call 718-522-3388.

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