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Bahamas: BAHFSA debunks reports of lettuce recall

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) today debunked claims of a romaine lettuce recall warning being circulated, saying there have not been any recalls of the produce for the year.

“BAHFSA wishes to inform the general public that the recent romaine lettuce warning being circulated on social media by Fox News is a dated post,” the authority stated. “…There have been no lettuce recalls in 2020.

“The latest lettuce recall was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on November 21, 2019 in relation to Missa Bay, LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment that recalled approximately 75,233lbs of salad products that contained meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

“The salad production dates were from October 14 to 16, 2019 that bear the establishment number ‘EST. 18502B’ inside the USDA mark of inspection.”

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