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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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Natural Preservative Eliminates Risk Of Meat's E. Coli And Salmonella Contamination

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Science has done it again!

Researchers have discovered that bisin, a compound produced by harmless bacteria, kills harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli WITHOUT apparent health risks, unlike many other preservatives.

Not only will the bacteria's application to meat and dairy products reduce the risk of E. coli and salmonella contamination almost to 0%, but will extend shelf life of those products for up to three years!

Can you imagine eating 3-year-old chicken or beef? It sounds almost too good to be true, but we wish the researchers the best as they continue to investigate this miracle preservative.

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Deadly German E. Coli Outbreak Traced Back To Sprout Farm

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E. Coli sprouts

Vegetable sprouts grown on an organic farm in Germany may be the culprit for Europe's deadliest E. coli outbreak to date, which has left 22 dead and more than 2,200 sickened.

The farm near Hamburg has been shut down and all of its produce has been recalled while authorities test 40 samples from the sprout farm suspected to be contaminated by a highly aggressive, "super-toxic" strain of E. coli.

It is not known how the suspected sprout mixes became infected with the bacteria, but the water used to grow the sprouts may have been contaminated with E. coli or possibly the sprout seeds themselves.

Unfortunately, as testing continues after the Lower-Saxxony state agriculture ministry's initial announcement of locating the source of the outbreak, authorities may need to continue looking elsewhere. So far 23 of the 40 samples from the farm have tested NEGATIVE!

Ugh! So scary to think that E. coli contaminated vegetables are still out there being distributed to the public.

We sincerely hope they locate the source of the rapidly spreading infection before too many others lose their lives to the bacteria.

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Total Beef Recall

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Ground Beef recall

Where's the beef?

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, a Kansas company, has recalled 14,158 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.

The USDA has classified the recall as "Class 1," having determined:

"This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

Sounds serious! Luckily, there have been no reports of any illness.

The company's recalled products include: 40-pound cases of "beef fine grind 81/19" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef chuck fine grind 81/19" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef sirloin fine grind 91/9" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef fine grind 90/10 natural" with 5-pound "chub" subpackages, and 60-pound cases of "beef fine ground 93/7."

The beef was sent out on February 22 to Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington for further processing and distribution, possibly sold under different brand names.

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