Diet staples eggs and lettuce remain risky bets as bacterial outbreaks continue

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  • MickC

    So eggs and lettuce are risky even though the only eggs with problems are from one farm and the only lettuce with problems is Romaine from the Yuma, AZ area?
    Spreading panic with a big stretch of the truth should not be part of trying to get hits on "news" articles.

  • screminmimi

    The only conditions I can think of that lettuce is subjected to now that we didn't have long before is, giant farming whereby workers in the fields don't take time to walk all the way to a designated bathroom to take a dump.... so they poop in the fields thereby contaminating the crops with human feces. Otherwise, in the past, even big family farms had cattle, pigs, horses, sheep, all manner of livestock next to the fields and there would be runoff from storms... couldn't avoid it. Never had these outbreaks. But no farm hand or family member would dare do their business in the crop field. Can't say the same for migrant workers.. they have been caught doing it and when they are working fields that are acres huge and the foremen are on them like slave owners about time and profit,,,

  • Dave

    That's weird that eggs would be recalled, but not lettuce.

    You can cook your eggs to get rid of bacteria. There's no good way to get rid of contamination off of lettuce. I guess you can cook your lettuce too but I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Prophet With Honor

    I'm 70 and have eaten all kinds of food under all kinds of conditions, including some 3rd World places most Americans would never enter.
    I have never suffered food poisoning. The odds are astronomical, so if you take common sense precautions in our modern society you should be safe.