Smith’s grocery stores in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and northern Nevada are pulling all Growers Express brand iceberg lettuce from its shelves after receiving a Class 1 recall last night. In addition, Kroger stores in North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern West Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky are also pulling the product.
The iceberg lettuce is being recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella. To notify customers, the stores have put up signs in their produce departments and initiated automated phone calls to customers who purchased the Growers Express brand iceberg lettuce with frequent shopper cards.
According to Smith’s spokesperson, Marsha Gilford, customers should throw out iceburg lettuce with the Growers Express brand sticker, which should be located on the plastic wrap surrounding the product.
Just this past October, lettuce from multiple Schnuck’s grocery salad bars was implicated in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that sickened at least 60 people. Thus far Marler Clark has filed two lawsuits stemming from the Schnuck’s outbreak.