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Cali Lettuce Grower Expands Recall!

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In California, a lettuce grower has expanded their recall of bagged salads.

They started the recall after routine sampling detected listeria contamination.

Luckily no illnesses have been reported yet.

The voluntary recall was by River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, and they initially had recalls in California and Colorado.

Now those recalls apply to the ENTIRE NATION.

The salads are sold under the names River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, The Farmer's Market, Cross Valley, Fresh n Easy, Promark, and Sysco.

The recalled bags have "best by" dates of May 12 to May 29.

Listeria infection causes high fever, headache and neck stiffness so watch out for those symptoms and check your salad!

Stay safe, y'all!

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Mothers' Breast Milk In Japan To Be Tested For Radiation

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The breast milk of about 10,000 mothers living in Fukushima Prefecture, home to the debilitated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, will be tested for radioactive contimation.

Details have yet to be finalized, but officials are working out a plan to obtain the breast milk samples from new mothers in the region. The cost will is said to be about ¥50,000 per person.

Last May and June, just months after the Japanese earthquake an tsunami, traces of radioactive cesium in the breast milk of 7 in 21 mothers were found.

So, so sad! Japanese is still dealing with such life-threatening effects of the disaster that occurred in March 2011.

Here's hoping that the government finds a way to help these mothers and their newborns.

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Bagged Salad Recall!

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If you haven't done so already, it would be a great idea to check your bagged salad because Ready Pac Foods has recalled 12 types of salad in 15 states due to possible E. coli contamination.

The company has issued a voluntary recall for bags containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of November 18th, which were sold in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

Over 5,000 cases of salad were suspected to be tainted by E. coli after the bacteria was picked up in a sample testing, so check your refrigerator for the following types of salad:

- 10oz. Ready Pac Caesar Romaine
- 9.25oz Ready Pac Santa Fe Caesar Complete Salad
- 10oz. Ready Pac Classic Caesar Complete Salad
- 10oz. Ready Pac Bella Romaine
- 10oz. Dining In Classic Caesar Salad Kit
- 10oz. Raley’s Caesar Romaine
- 10oz. Trader Joe’s Romaine Salad
- 16oz. Trader Joe’s Very American Salad
- 10oz. Safeway Farms Caesar Romaine
- 9oz. Safeway Farms Hearts of Romaine
- 10oz. Safeway Farms Complete Caesar Supreme
- 10.25oz Safeway Farms Complete Southwestern Ranch

E. Coli can cause serious symptoms in those with weaker immune systems like children or the elderly, but will most commonly cause bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea.

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New Salmonella Recalls

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If your diet consists of bagged lettuce and eggs, watch out, as the kind you've been eating might have been recalled.

Okay, okay, even if your diet doesn't solely consist of those things you should probably watch out too.

There are no reported illnesses yet, but better safe than sorry. They're saying that specifically these are the products affected: "Larry Schultz Organic Farm of Owatonna, Minn., recently recalled its organic eggs after at least six people became ill from salmonella between August 12 to September 24. The recalled eggs were sold in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Also, Taylor Farms Retail of Cali. is recalling 3,265 cases of salads under the brands Fresh Selections, H-E-B, Marketside, and Taylor Farms with "best by" dates between October 18 and 21 for possible salmonella contamination."

If you've purchased those, throw'em away and watch out. If you've eaten some, go get checked out — or at the very least watch out for symptoms!

Is it just us or is this starting to happen more frequently??

Be safe, eaters!

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Bagged Salad Recalled For Fears Of Salmonella

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Taylor Farms Retail of California is voluntarily recalling 3,265 cases of bagged salads due to possible salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall after a random test on a finished package of spinach by the Washington State Department of Agriculture turned up traces of the bacteria.

Be on the lookout for several salad blends under brands Fresh Selections, H-E-B, Marketside and Taylor Farms with a "best by" date between October 18 and 21.

According to the FDA, the recalled products were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Puerto Rico.

Fortunately, no cases of infection have been reported, but salmonella can do serious damage to those with weak immune systems such as infants or the elderly. Symptoms can include fever, vomiting, diarhea, and abdominal pain.

Please play it safe and check any bagged salad that was purchased recently and any bagged salad under the brands listed above that may be purchased in the near future!

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GROSS! 1 In 6 Cell Phones Contaminated With Fecal Matter!

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Cell Phone Fecal Matter

Yep.

According to a study, at least in Britain, 1 in 6 cell phones could have E. Coli because of contamination from fecal matter.

Because people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom:

The findings also suggest that many people lie about their hygiene habits, according to the researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London.

The study authors went to 12 cities and collected 390 samples from the cellphones and hands of volunteers, who were also asked about their hand-washing habits.

Ninety-five percent of the participants told the researchers that they washed their hands with soap and water where possible. However, lab tests revealed that 92 percent of phones and 82 percent of hands had bacteria on them. The researchers also found that 16 percent of hands and 16 percent of cellphones harbored E. coli bacteria, which is found in feces and can cause serious illness.

Gross! We learn that at such a young age! Why can't people be bothered to take the time?!

Wash your hands, people! Ewww!

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Listeria Fear Prompts Voluntary Romaine Lettuce Recall

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Following a listeria outbreak linked to Colorado cantaloupes, bags of chopped romaine lettuce are being recalled in Alaska over concerns of potential listeria contamination.

Although no reported illnesses have been reported, True Leaf Farms of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling 2-pound bags of chopped romaine lettuce which have a use-by date of Sept. 29.

While listeria can be fatal, the bacterial infection is particularly dangerous to people with weakened immune systems such as infants, elderly, and HIV patients.

Better to be safe than sorry, so check your lettuce!

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