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Contaminated lettuce recalled


Some brands of bagged romaine lettuce salads are being recalled

due to contamination with a strain of E. coli, according to state health department officials.

The lettuce is sold in 9-ounce, 9.25, 10, 10.25 and 16-ounce bags

under the labels Ready Pac, Trader Joe's, Safeway and Dining in Classic. The affected bags, produced by Ready Pac Food Inc. have a use-by date of Nov. 18.

The recall was issued after a random test found E. coli. No

illnesses have been associated with the recalled product. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the place

where they were purchased. Anyone who develops symptoms of E. coli, which include abdominal cramps and diarrhea, should contact their doctor.

Most people recover within a week, but children, the elderly and others may develop life-threatening complications.

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Posted by one percent
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

One percenters messing with the 99% again.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm

The only people affected are

1/ HIV/ AIDS victims

2/ The very old and transplant patients

These groups should be advised to never eat anything that is uncooked or not radiated

For the rest of us---99.9% of the population-- such produce is fine

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of another community
on Nov 20, 2011 at 8:29 am

Sharon -- your comments are bizarre, e.g. look at the folks who died (and are still dying) from other e coli outbreaks including the recent cantaloupe contamination.

BTW this lettuce recall also applies to it's the young and elderly, people who are ill.

That leaves those who enjoy playing Russian Roulette with their lives and their family's lives.

You don't think the recall is a problem so i assume you're ignoring the advisory. Friends of might want to avoid the salad at Sharon's Thanksgiving.

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Posted by Mat
a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 20, 2011 at 9:19 am

"Most people recover within a week "

Enjoy your ceasar salad, Sharon. A week of praying to the Porcelain God. Give you plenty of time to consider math, percentages, etc.... and keep you offline.

"For the rest of us---99.9% of the population-- such produce is fine"

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

How much longer until we start sanitizing crops with radiation or chemicals?

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