Yuma Romaine Lettuce Scare Likely Over

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…

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Be Careful of the Romaine Lettuce You Purchase

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suspects romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ area may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The number of infections has climbed to 98 from 232 states--with nearly 50% of the patients being hospitalized. So far there have been no deaths. PositiveTip: Consumers should avoid eating romaine…

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The I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Blues

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…

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Surprise in Raw Cookie Dough

Looking forward to some raw cookie dough this holiday? Think again! When scientists examined 35 cases of E. coli food poisoning occuring in mid-2009, all but two of the hospitalized victims had eaten uncooked chocolate-chip cookie dough. Two-thirds of the patients were younger than 19 years old. While you might blame the eggs used, they had been…

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