Websleuths
Go Back   Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community > Current Events > Up to the Minute

Notices

Up to the Minute Breaking news happening right now! (This is not for crime news. Please post breaking crime in the "Crimes in the News" forum).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-03-2005, 03:11 PM
Marthatex's Avatar
Marthatex Marthatex is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 18,095
Dole prepackaged salads recalled for e coli

Dole Classic Romaine, American Blend, and Greener Selection - those with Best Used By dates: Sept. 23, Sept. 22

If you have any of those in your fridge, toss them.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9579649/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-03-2005, 03:16 PM
Hbgchick Hbgchick is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 691
Yikes - we eat these all the time and definitely have some in the fridge! Thanks for posting this.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-03-2005, 03:28 PM
vanillasky vanillasky is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,394
Wow, it made national news! The news here was alerting people about that last week, and they made it sound then like those bags were only distributed in this area, not nationwide. Wish they had gotten the alert out fo the rest of the country in a more timely manner since they have known this for quite a few days!! Nothing is safe anymore!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-03-2005, 03:49 PM
Casshew Casshew is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: In heels
Posts: 28,017
ecoli can be deadly for small children or seniors. Thanks for the warning
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-03-2005, 04:05 PM
MrsMush99 MrsMush99 is offline
Former Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,501
UH OH, I buy them all the time. Better check the fridge.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-03-2005, 04:27 PM
SewingDeb's Avatar
SewingDeb SewingDeb is offline
"Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 9,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marthatex
Dole Classic Romaine, American Blend, and Greener Selection - those with Best Used By dates: Sept. 23, Sept. 22

If you have any of those in your fridge, toss them.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9579649/
Thanks--I think I have some, too. Better check.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-03-2005, 06:37 PM
poco's Avatar
poco poco is offline
A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Flora-frickin-duh
Posts: 38,982
Okay, who's using the bathroom and not washing their hands before stuffing the bags with lettuce??? Fess up!
__________________

So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-03-2005, 06:39 PM
Dark Knight's Avatar
Dark Knight Dark Knight is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Not Of This World
Posts: 21,832
Wouldn't they be pretty spoiled by now, anyways? The best by date was two weeks ago!!!!
__________________



Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

Follow me at my Biblical Blog: http://scripture-demystified.blogspot.com

Baruch ha Shem Adonai.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-03-2005, 07:06 PM
Tom'sGirl Tom'sGirl is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SO CALIFORNIA
Posts: 11,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Knight
Wouldn't they be pretty spoiled by now, anyways? The best by date was two weeks ago!!!!
Yeah, that's what I thought when I got the bulletin.

BUT, some people never throw anything out even if it's yucky
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-03-2005, 07:19 PM
Jules Jules is offline
Former Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 9,105


Quote:
Originally Posted by poco
Okay, who's using the bathroom and not washing their hands before stuffing the bags with lettuce??? Fess up!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-03-2005, 07:36 PM
Tom'sGirl Tom'sGirl is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SO CALIFORNIA
Posts: 11,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jules
Or who "pooped" in the field where they were picking the lettuce
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-03-2005, 08:35 PM
deanws deanws is offline
Former Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 11,409
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom'sGirl
Or who "pooped" in the field where they were picking the lettuce
You are too funny T'sG.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-03-2005, 08:47 PM
Tom'sGirl Tom'sGirl is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SO CALIFORNIA
Posts: 11,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by deandaniellws
You are too funny T'sG.
No, really, I wasn't totally kidding. I had heard of that years ago while our friends were in the Military in Asia.

Also, manure contaminated soil can enter the lettuce plant through the root system. Here's a link: http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/full/68/1/397


CLIP:
The transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from manure-contaminated soil and irrigation water to lettuce plants was demonstrated using laser scanning confocal microscopy, epifluorescence microscopy, and recovery of viable cells from the inner tissues of plants. E. coli O157:H7 migrated to internal locations in plant tissue and was thus protected from the action of sanitizing agents by virtue of its inaccessibility. Experiments demonstrate that E. coli O157:H7 can enter the lettuce plant through the root system and migrate throughout the edible portion of the plant.

ANOTHER CLIP: Lettuce production practices commonly include a rinse step in which the leaves are sanitized using tap water containing 100 to 200 ppm of free chlorine This level of chlorine has been shown to be only marginally effective at reducing the level of E. coli O157:H7 on lettuce tissue surfaces. The ineffectiveness of chlorine and other surface-sanitizing agents is likely dependent on whether the target organisms are readily accessible. Cells of E. coli O157:H7 were shown to penetrate into the stomata and junction zones of cut lettuce leaves, becoming entrapped 20 to 100 Ám below the surface of the cut edge. Cells entrapped at subsurface locations were protected from sanitation with chlorine.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-03-2005, 11:15 PM
Opie Opie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 90,599
Definitely not funny. A friend who was in Vietnam said he has never eaten rice again since seeing people *ing in the rice paddies.

We had some type of packaged salad last week, and probably the week before that too. Of course, once the salad is gone, the bag is thrown out, so who knows.

Hate to say so, but bought another bag today. Frightening. You deep-down know such things can happen, but try to remain in denial for the sake of convenience, I guess.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-04-2005, 12:48 AM
Mabel Mabel is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: lala land
Posts: 9,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opie
Definitely not funny. A friend who was in Vietnam said he has never eaten rice again since seeing people *ing in the rice paddies.

.............
My husband said the same thing about parts of Korea. The smell from the human excrement they use as fertilizer in the fields is so bad that you can smell it flying over in a plane.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


© Copyright Websleuths 1999-2012 New To Site? Need Help?
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 AM.

Advertisements

Pre-Order Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony today!