Cauliflower recall linked to E.coli: What parents need to know

No one has fallen ill, but you shouldn't eat it.

Cauliflower recall linked to E.coli: What parents need to know

Cauliflower has become a trendy (and versatile!) vegetable. If your kids are gluten-free (or just vegetable adverse) it can be pizza crust. If you're cutting carbs (or just trying to get more veggies) it can be a great substitute for rice. It's awesome, but unfortunately you might want to leave it off the menu for a little while.

Cauliflower from California-based Adam Bros. Farming is being voluntarily recalled after sediment from a water source near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli.


The cauliflower was distributed in several states (Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania), Mexico and Canada. The recall also impacts red and green leaf lettuce (the green lettuce was distributed in California, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington and Canada, while the red leaf variety only went to Minnesota and Mexico).

Following that recall, Wegmans issued a recall for fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower, sold between December 7 and 18 in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Massachusetts.

Wegmans called customers who bought the impacted cauliflower products using a Shoppers Club Card, but if you bought the following products in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia or Massachusetts Wegmans locations, with or without a club card you can return them to customer service.

Wegmans Cauliflower Rice, 1 lb. pkg. UPC #25313500000
Wegmans Cauliflower Rice, 8 oz. pkg. UPC #25307200000
Wegmans Stir Fry Blend (with cauliflower), 1 lb. pkg. UPC #25335800000
Wegmans Veggie (cauliflower) Rice Blend (sold by the pound), UPC #253162000000

No illnesses have been reported in connection to any of the recalled cauliflower, but the FDA does not want consumers to take a chance on eating it.

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