Dole orders lettuce recall

Thousands of bags of lettuce are being pulled from grocery store shelves.

Dole announced it is voluntarily recalling its "Hearts Delight" salad mix that was sold in nine states, including both Indiana and Michigan.

The company says that a sample tested positive for E. Coli, which brings back memories of last year's spinach recall although this is a much smaller recall and so far no one has reported getting sick.

The Saint Joseph County Health Department says that even if someone does come down with E. coli it does not necessarily mean they ate bad lettuce.

“The only way to tell is to get specimens and compare that type of E. coli, and see if that is the one that's linked to that type of lettuce, or is that’s linked to something else, say contaminated water from a lake,” said Barbara Baker, the nursing director at the Saint Joseph County Health Department.

NewsCenter 16 checked with Martin's and they said they did not sell the affected batches, which are labeled “best if used by September 19, 2007.”

For a complete list of the recalled items, click on the link to the FDA website listed below.


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