The FDA has announced a voluntary recall by Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio of packages containing chopped romaine lettuce because of a potential health risk due to possible e. coli contamination.

Whitsons, the district’s food service provider, does not purchase lettuce from Freshway and has not received any of the recalled romaine lettuce. The company has also notified it customers that as an additional safeguard, they have confirmed with their produce suppliers that they do not carry this lettuce. In addition, all vendors approved for use by Whitsons must have in place a comprehensive recall policy that would include immediately notifying the company if any of our specified products were involved in a recall.