Unseen Danger In Bagged Salads

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Looking at bright, green fields of lettuce, it’s hard to believe it could ever make you sick. But if lettuce is contaminated with E.coli, it can be deadly.

    Lori Olson says she’ll never eat a bagged salad again. Her daughter Amber almost died last fall after eating dole bag salad. Olson and others who got sick want some answers, and are suing Dole foods.

    In a letter to Dateline, Dole says it is “unable to comment” because of the pending lawsuits, and adds “food safety always has and will be our top priority.” The company says it is working “closely with government...to provide the freshest, cleanest fruits and vegetables possible.”

    To solve the mystery of how bag salad is contaminated, state and federal health officials have launched a wide-ranging investigation. So far, that investigation shows that lettuce implicated in last fall’s outbreak was grown in seven different fields in the Salinas valley of California. It was processed at a Dole packing plant in Soledad. Beyond that, the government has no idea where the E.coli came from and spokesman Jim Gorney says the industry is just as mystified.


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    sad now lettuce killing people !
    when i say this outbreak on T.V about bag salads , i was like whoaaaa!
    i just wonder if some kind of spray was the cause or something foul at
    Dole's plant ?
     
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    Great! Now more people may die due to starvation!

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    Akilah.. thanks much for sharing this information.
     
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