Your government and every crackpot, meddling Food Police organization wants to remind you: Eat your veggies!
………And our vegetable of the week is……Romaine!
Yum. There’s just nothing like a nice Romaine salad with Cold Pressed olive oil, fresh tomatoes, Greek olives, aged balsamic vinegar, a little feta, a little E. coli….
I love Romaine, don’t you? I especially love Romaine that can kill me. I know that no matter what, I will continue to eat my Romaine and do my part for my government’s Cull The Population Program.
I’m personally SO excited! I live in one of the states that has a Romaine recall. If you live in Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin you should be excited too!
May 6, 2010 — Romaine lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia may be contaminated with dangerous E. coli O145 bacteria and has been recalled.
So far, 19 cases of E. coli O145 illness have been reported in Michigan, Ohio, and New York. Twelve people have been hospitalized, including three with life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by the bacterium.
Several lines of evidence — including detection of bacteria in an unopened package of Freshway Foods shredded Romaine lettuce — point to Freshway Foods wholesale Romaine lettuce products.
Freshway. Sounds good for me. Fresh=Good. Yum.
Freshway Foods has recalled all products containing Romaine lettuce with a use-by date of May 12 or earlier. These products were sold wholesale to restaurants and supermarkets under the Freshway or Imperial Sysco brands.
The recall does not include bagged or prepackaged Romaine or lettuce mixes containing Romaine. However, the lettuce may be found in supermarket salad bars and delis.
Of coursebagged or prepackaged Romaine is not covered. Bagged Romaine was last year’s recall. We’ve improved since then. Instead of Salmonella, you can now enjoy E. coli. It kills so much better. But remember, that’s only if the Romaine is in a “Mix”. If you want E. coli from a mix you will have to get it from one of the other greens in the bag. Got it?
Freshway Foods is advising consumers not to eat “grab and go” salads sold in store salad bars and delis at Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh stores.
Symptoms of infection with harmful E. coli may range from none to mild diarrhea to severe complications. The acute symptoms include severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which may be bloody. Patients may progress to serious complications, such as kidney damage. The FDA and the CDC encourage anyone with these symptoms to contact his or her health care provider immediately.
How cool! I mean who wouldn’t want kidney damage? Do you not just LOVE our wonderful FDA? They are soooooo good at finding problems AFTER they occur. That Prevenative stuff is soooooooo 20th Century.
I also know you will be pleased as punch to know that the firm but very kind FDA “Supports” this voluntary recall. They are such sports that way! I mean it’s not like it’s Melamine or something. Just a lttle remant of fecal matter. You might want to return to buying the packaged Romaine. That recall was soooooooo last year.
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