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Yuma Romaine Lettuce Scare Likely Over

Harvest season is finished for romaine lettuce in Yuma, AZ.

You can relax your vigilance now in avoiding romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, AZ. The last lettuce shipped from that area was April 16, and it is none of that product is still available in stores or restaurants as it has a 21-day shelf life. The CDC and FDA continue the investigation, but have pointed out that it is unlikely that one grower, processor, or distributor can explain the outbreak.

PositiveTip: Enjoy romaine lettuce along with a variety of other greens for good nutrition and health.

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The I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Blues

SoyNut Butter contaminated with Escherichia coli.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now attributes the consumption of  I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter to at least 16 cases of E Coli infection in 9 states. Half of those infected have been hospitalized, and 5 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (blood in the urine). The SoyNut Butter Co. has recalled all varieties of its products due to possible contamination.

PositiveTip: If you purchased this SoyNut Butter or any of the I.M. Healthy granola products, do not consume them. Return them to the place of purchase. Call the company at 1-800-288-1012 if you have questions.