When they recall something like lettuce, do you actually make an effort to avoid eating/buying lettuce?
Why would you NOT try to check to see if the product you are about to eat has been recalled for contamination.
And the whole purpose of the recall is to prevent people from eating ONLY the product with the possibility of contamination - not every thing in that category.
So you shouldn't have to avoid all lettuce - just the stuff they recalled. They pulled it from the store shelves already - so you only need to check to see if you have some already purchased.
If you live in Alabama, Connecticut, the 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, or if you buy the "grab and go" salads sold at Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh grocery stores, this recall could affect you. Check for the brand names Freshway and Imperial Sysco, with a sell-by date of May 12.
Is anyone else bothered by the lettuce recall?http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061008/ap_on_re_us/tainted_lettuce?
Thanks for the link! I didn't know it was lettuce, too. Yes, I'm concerned. I just got a bunch of arugala & now I don't think I'll use it. Until they truly fasten this down, I'll stick with green peas. As my mum used to say, "Better to be safe than sorry." Tap water is another thing--didn't it take some fatalities before water (I think it was in Wisconsin) was determined to be contaminated? You have to be very informed of the bottled water as well. Oh gosh. Is anything safe anymore??
feed them other things until its safe. there is no reason to risk your guinea pigs life. daily food, add a pinch of oatmeal (dry plain and uncooked) to his regular food. they love it and it has a great amount of fiber. my ham loves yougurt drops (milk and honey) so it worth a try with guinea pigs. also, try strawberries,carrots, and peanut butter. they love it all!!
I think the media did a poor job of explaining the situation and therefore alot of the consumers didn't get the right info. It was a "voluntary recall". The company thought there was a possibility of contamination in the secondary water source The company did multiple tests on the possibly contaminated lettuce and they all came back negative of E. Coli. So the lettuce is perfectly safe for eating. I come from an agriculture area so I'm not worried about this whole E. Col thing at all. Really you can get E.Coli from anything. Its not something new. There is E. Coli on your local ATM or your shopping cart handle. Its everywhere.
as of right now there is no lettuce recall!! If you go to www.recalls.gov there is a list of everything on there that is on recall!! Also if you go to walmart.com and at the very bottom of the page under help is Product Recall Info, click on that and follow the info and it will also give you some info on recent recalls!!