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Old 04-19-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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A Blanket Ban on Chopped Romaine Lettuce in the USA?

https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/index.html

Oh my!
I was just at Costco here in ARIZONA, and they had those
salad kits galore, as well as chopped-bagged lettuce for sale.
No Romaine for us for a while.

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Old 04-19-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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Kroger has recall notices where the romaine bags were hanging.

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Old 04-21-2018, 09:03 AM   #3
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This warning has been updated to include all romaine lettuce sold in the United States whether chopped, whole or hearts. From the link above:

Posted April 20, 2018 4:00 PM EST

What's New?

Based on new information, CDC is expanding its warning to consumers to cover*all*types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine.
- Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.
- Unless the source of the product is known, consumers anywhere in the United States who have any store-bought romaine lettuce at home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. Product labels often do not identify growing regions; so, throw out any romaine lettuce if you’re uncertain about where it was grown. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
- Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.The expanded warning is based on information from newly reported illnesses in Alaska. Ill people in Alaska reported eating lettuce from whole heads of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
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I ran up the hill to get just a coupla things at Safeway (really don't like them, but it is what it is) and they had chopped, whole head, hearts and pre-made salad kits with Romaine Lettuce. No signs saying anything about city of origin, nothing... I took a pass
and bought Red Leaf Lettuce for our dinner tonight.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:40 PM   #5
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A small dinner salad was included in our takeout order last night. I opened the box, and oh drat, it was romaine. Out it went.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:01 PM   #6
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Just dumped the romaine I had in the fridge.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:18 PM   #7
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I called my Mother yesterday
and asked her to throw out any Romaine she might have.

Mom: Why?
Me: Mom, there's a recall on Romaine Lettuce. A farm in Yuma has e-coli
Mom: Oh, Yuma? y'know honey that's where my Father lived
Me: I know Mom, but did you see the news?
Mom: What news?
Me: Mom, just throw out your lettuce.
Mom: Why?


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I just checked, and the lettuce wasn't shipped on the 3:10 train, so were good to go.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:04 PM   #9
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Ticks me off royal that it couldn't be iceberg, that I hate.

We buy Romain hearts by the three to the bag. It's all we use. The last bag we bought was about two weeks ago and we've had several salads from it without problem. At first I rationalized our bag was safe because we bought it long before the recall.
It's in the trash now.
Bummer.
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I just checked, and the lettuce wasn't shipped on the 3:10 train, so were good to go.
Oh my gosh, forgot all about this film

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