• E.Coli OUTBREAK in ROMAINE LETTUCE!!!

    Seems like I was just here… I suppose I was! But that was for better things than this…

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    It has been circulating in the news in the states and in Canada that there is potential E.Coli outbreak in Romaine lettuce in Canada (18 cases in Ontario and Quebec) and in all of the U.S.

    Below are a series of links that have press releases and information for you if you would like to read up on it.

    See the CBC release here  https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/romaine-lettuce-warning-ontario-quebec-1.4913578

    Washington post here  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/romaine-lettuce-is-not-safe-to-eat-cdc-warns-us-consumers/2018/11/20/726d0ae6-ece9-11e8-96d4-0d23f2aaad09_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e8c92994c2e5

    CNN here  https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/20/health/romaine-lettuce-e-coli-cdc/index.html

    CTV here https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/canadians-warned-to-not-eat-romaine-lettuce-after-18-sickened-1.4185266

    CDC here  https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/s1120-ecoli-romain-lettuce.html

    What can consumers do?

    The Public Health Agency of Canada says on its website that thoroughly washing potentially contaminated romaine lettuce — or any other fresh produce — in water can remove the bacteria.

    But Schellhorn suggests it’s better to be safe than sorry.

    Not only does he advise not purchasing romaine lettuce currently on grocery store shelves, he suggests consumers toss out any they have in the fridge.

    “It’s not worth taking a chance … Lettuce isn’t that expensive, it has a short shelf life anyway,” he said.

    “I think I would just throw it out.”

     

    I’m not a paranoid person, but I would be tossing any romaine I had, not worth the risk I don’t think. I’ll keep you all updated if any other news on this breaks.

    Stay safe, and hopefully I don’t have any additional recalls for you this week… I guess no Caesar salads for the time being… Darn!