Dole Recalls More "Italian Blend" Bagged Salads Because Listeria Is Not Terribly Appetizing

Dole Recalls More "Italian Blend" Bagged Salads Because Listeria Is Not Terribly Appetizing

If you bought some Dole Italian Blend bagged salad recently in any of the following states — Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi and Virginia — you should probably take a look at this story to make sure you don’t have a salad that could possibly be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. [More]

Lettuce-Borne E.Coli Outbreak Hits Fourth State

Lettuce-Borne E.Coli Outbreak Hits Fourth State

Infected romaine lettuce from a single processing facility has been linked to the sickening of at least 23 people in four different states, NY, MI, TN, and OH, says the Center for Disease Control (CDC). [More]

Freshway Foods Lettuce Recalled In 23 States Following E. Coli Outbreak

Freshway Foods Lettuce Recalled In 23 States Following E. Coli Outbreak

Freshway Foods has recalled shredded romaine lettuce distributed in 23 states and the District of Columbia due to possible E. coli contamination. The affected lettuce was packaged for food service, wholesale, and salad bar consumption–not directly to consumers, except in salad kits sold at Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2008/09/30/theres-a-pretty-nasty-e/

There’s a pretty nasty e. coli outbreak going on in Michigan and Illinois — apparently “industrial” sized bags of lettuce from a Michigan company called “Aunt Mids” have been contaminated. Among those affected were students at Michigan State and the University of Michigan and some inmates at Lenawee County Jail. [Michigan Department Of Community Health & Progressive Grocer] (Thanks, Alex!)

FDA Spokesperson: Is Bagged Salad Safe To Eat? "No, I Don't Believe It Is."

FDA Spokesperson: Is Bagged Salad Safe To Eat? "No, I Don't Believe It Is."

When NPR asked the FDA “point man” on “all things e. coli” whether bagged salad was safe to eat he replied, “No, I don’t believe it is.” Good enough for us.

Let the Taco Bell Lawsuits Begin

From the New York Post:

A 16-year-old boy says he suffered “severe and permanent personal injuries” after eating food from a Long Island Taco Bell.

Taco Bell e. Coli: It Was California Lettuce

One likely problem is the proximity of ranching and farming operations in parts of California. Cattle and other animals harbor the bacteria, which is shed in their feces.