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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Another E.coli related recall

Nunes Co. of Salinas, Calif., voluntarily recalled more than 8,500 cartons of green-leaf lettuce Sunday after discovering E. coli in irrigation water used on the crop. The water came from a farm's deep wells but had been stored in a reservoir before it was pumped into the farm's irrigation system.
The type of E. coli in the water used on the recalled lettuce is found in the feces of every warm-blooded animal, said Dean Cliver, a food safety professor at UC Davis. "It typically does no harm but is used as an indicator of fecal contamination," Cliver said. "Unless it was present in unusually high levels, it probably did not indicate a threat to consumer health."
The search continued for the remaining cartons distributed under the Foxy brand. The company said they might be in supermarkets or restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

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