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All Romaine lettuce potentially contaminated with E. coli and NOT safe to eat

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Gingergrrl, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    My sister just e-mailed me this link that ALL Romaine lettuce is currently NOT safe to eat and potentially contaminated with E. Coli. I have eaten Romaine lettuce several times this week from a pre-packaged bag of lettuce from Whole Foods and also in a salad from a restaurant :bang-head:.

    This is so annoying and scary :(:mad::nervous: and I wanted to post this before anyone else from PR eats it and so you can warn your friends and family (only two days before Thanksgiving in the US)! The E. Coli is in Romaine lettuce in Canada as well.

    Here is the link and a few quotes:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a276a9809e8c

     
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  2. rel8ted

    rel8ted Senior Member

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    Thank you for posting this! No more lettuce for me until the source of this is found and eliminated.
     
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  3. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Definitely not! I am bumping this thread so more people can see it.
     
  4. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    Same in Canada, Health Canada issued a warning.
     
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  5. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Jester in Training

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    The Science Is Clear: Dirty Farm Water Is Making Us Sick
     
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  6. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    :mad::mad::mad::bang-head::bang-head::bang-head: I can't say what I really think of this without being banned from the forum. On a positive note, enough time has passed since me and my sister and other family members ate Romaine lettuce so we appear to be in the clear from the E.coli. I don't plan to eat lettuce (of any kind) any time soon :vomit:
     
  7. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Jester in Training

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    Of course you can, being banned is a last resort and only occurs when a member refuses to cooperate with moderation efforts. Anyway, political posts related to ME/CFS are allowed.

    This issue is quite related to ME/CFS as the majority of us are already in very poor condition, with an emphasis on poor gastrointestinal function.

    It's also not really a partisan political debate. Notice that the previous administration also failed to seriously address this issue, allowing seven years to go by before even requiring producers to assess the quality of their irrigation water. :cautious:

    These are preventable outbreaks. As the link above mentions, the United States is falling behind in government oversite, apparently prioritizing industry profits over public health.
     
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  8. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    Not wanting to go to far off topic, but this sort of thing is not recent. For example in the United States low levels of antibiotics were allowed in animal feed for a number of decades, and the practice is not entirely banned yet.
    Ummmmm OK that’s far enough off topic
     
  9. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I was just joking (re: being banned :D) but you honestly don't want me to share my feelings about our current (US) president on this issue, or any other, b/c they would not be pretty :angel:

    I agree they are preventable outbreaks, and I agree with you that some of it pre-dates this administration, but policies that helped to make the world a better place are all currently being reversed by this administration until there will be nothing left and everything that this administration touches has died.

    This is also a horrific practice and they are not just any antibiotics in the animal feed but fluoroquinolones :mad:
     
  10. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Jester in Training

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    That's hardly off topic, numerous reports going back a quarter of a century indicate that livestock handling practices are the source of this contaminate.

    Apparently, as a group, we're too fucking stupid to solve this problem.
     
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  11. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    “ Think of how stupid the average person is. Then consider that 50% are more stupid than that.“

    - George Carlin
     
  12. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Jester in Training

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    :_

    Save us from our self
     
  13. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Jester in Training

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    We all can, and must, become smarter.

    What else are you gonna do? ;)
     
  14. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    Everyone must become above average.
     
  15. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Jester in Training

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    You know, I've spent most of my life thinking that there are no stupid people. How dumb is that? :D

    Anyway, what I'm referring to, is the fact that we are all capable of overcoming the exceptional challenges we are facing today. Problems like this one have arisen from weaknesses, that I believe we will eventually grow out of as a species.

    Elon Musk mentioned to Joe Rogan on a podcast recently, that we are integrating with computers in such a way that we are becoming smarter. They were discussing neural links and the fact that we are already quite connected with computers, through Google for example, giving us the ability to access information much more efficiently, in effect becoming smarter.

    As we communicate more effectively, through forums like this for example, we can find solutions that improve the lives of all involved.

    Much quicker than a quarter of a century. ;)
     
  16. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I got an e-mail from Cleveland Clinic with some additional info about the strain of E.coli from the Romaine lettuce and why this one is particularly bad. Since this seems to occur every year, I think I am done eating Romaine lettuce forever even though I like it.

    Edit: Sorry the link is so long! This happened to me before but I forgot how you shorten the link!

    https://health.clevelandclinic.org/heres-why-the-latest-e-coli-outbreak-affecting-romaine-lettuce-is-especially-dangerous/?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health essentials 11-27-18&utm_content=story1 img&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmprMk1EWTBaVFl5WVdSaCIsInQiOiJ4N3N4ellseFlqYllpcTl1TkgzdUxYWjVkSzdjTXdHb1gxOWExQ0xPSmVIcjVycEo0S1NFRytmd09yWUtydXNnYWlhTkIzQWtTdEQrTHJVemtOM1VLRXJKSU5iOVwvNFBTQXNLdWpCdHNwYzlxVFdnNTU3cWZhamJkSVd1TUE0RlcifQ==
     
  17. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    There’s nothing about why it seems to affect Romain lettuce more often than other leafy greens. Is that simply because we use more Romaine than spinach?
     
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  18. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Jester in Training

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    Insert a link to a webpage

    • Copy the URL (you can find the URL of a webpage at the top of the page of your browser, URL's begin with http://)
    • Type a name for your link and then highlight the name using your mouse
    • Click on the chain icon and a pop-up will appear
    • Paste the URL of the link into the text box
    • Click 'Insert'

    To edit your link:

    • Highlight the link you have inserted with your mouse
    • Click on the chain icon, and make any necessary changes
    • Click 'insert'
     
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  19. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    That's a great question and I have no idea re: the answer! Although I do remember several recalls of spinach in prior years b/c of E.coli (or other pathogens). I guess if the water/irrigation system is dirty, it can affect anything. But there are definitely many recalls of Romaine lettuce compared to other things.

    Thank you, ITITJ, and I am going to study this at a later date when I am more alert! What's weird though is why the link (which is the URL that I copied from my browser) is so incredibly long!

    But separate from that, I do want to re-learn what you just told me (re: how to replace the link with your own word or phrase). I have been shown how to do this at least twice before but for some reason, I just cannot retain how to do it!
     
  20. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Jester in Training

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    I was hoping that maybe a bleach wash would be sufficient for making produce safe to eat, but no such luck. :(

    How to Kill E. coli on Vegetables

     
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