It's been a bad week at the supermarket. First, Smucker's recalled its Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of a possible salmonella contamination, and now Ready Pac Foods is recalling bagged salads in 15 states for E. coli bacteria. I don't know what we are going to eat at my house! We kind of live on peanut butter sandwiches and bagged salads.
The recall affects bagged salads containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of November 18 (today!) sold in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming according to the FDA.
While no illnesses have been reported, the company is voluntarily recalling 12 types of salad because the E. coli was picked up during sample testing. That's more than 5,000 cases of greens. They are:
10oz. Ready Pac Caesar Romaine
9.25oz Ready Pac Santa Fe Caesar Complete Salad
10oz. Ready Pac Classic Caesar Complete Salad
10oz. Ready Pac Bella Romaine
10oz. Dining In Classic Caesar Salad Kit
10oz. Raley’s Caesar Romaine
10oz. Trader Joe’s Romaine Salad
16oz. Trader Joe’s Very American Salad
10oz. Safeway Farms Caesar Romaine
9oz. Safeway Farms Hearts of Romaine
10oz. Safeway Farms Complete Caesar Supreme
10.25oz Safeway Farms Complete Southwestern Ranch
Just so you shouldn't forget, E. coli is that fab bacteria that causes bloody diarrhea. Most adults recover completely but it can cause serious kidney damage in children and the elderly. This is the perfect excuse to get pizza for dinner tonight, and hey, this week pizza was also deemed a vegetable, so there you go, problem solved!
Do you use bagged salad in your house as much as we do in ours?
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