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Bagged Salad Mix Implicated in Cyclospora Outbreak - UPDATE!

Health & Wellness  (tags: cyclospora outbreak, illness, humans, diet, packaged salad, research, food, risks, safety )

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The Cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 373 people in 15 states in June is believed to have been caused by a now-expired, prepackaged salad mix, Iowa's top food inspector said on Tuesday.

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Vallee R. (278)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 1:20 pm
Heard about this - glad I am not eating bagged salad right now.

Phil Wood (188)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 4:52 pm
we need to get a safe version of this organic food for consumers. If this was meat, we'd be hearing about it in the mainstream media.

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:15 pm
Too scary. It's getting so we can't eat anything without fear and we're taking our lives in our hands everytime we hold a fork. Thanks Carrie.

GGmaSheila D. (179)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:40 pm
Read it was better to cut your own salad than buy these precut mixes because they're mixed together, not all from same source. Wish them luck trying to trace where actual pieces came from - mixed at one place but from all different sources, some good, some not. Noted and thank you.

Dave C. (237)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 6:46 pm

Natasha Salgado (672)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:27 pm
Thanks Carrie

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:29 pm
Well it appears living in Iowa is more dangerous than I thought. : {

Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:43 pm
Very Scarey!!! Will stay away from Bagged salads! Easy FIX!!
Thank You

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:31 am
Thanks for posting Carrie

Aaron Bouchard (159)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 7:41 am
noted thanks

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 9:36 am
And you can bet it had plenty of GMOs in it,

S S. (0)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 11:18 am
Thank you.

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 12:35 pm
I grow my own lettuce mix but in the winter I resort to an organic mix. I will make sure that I thoroughly wash even this mix as well.

Birgit W. (155)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 2:19 pm
I don't buy cut and washed lettuce anymore. I don't trust it.

Carmen S. (619)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:07 pm
very scary, thanks Carrie for sharing this

Lois Jordan (61)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:27 pm
Noted. Thanks for the update, Carrie. No bagged salad at my house either.

M. (Moo) Prince (16)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:50 pm
noted! Thanks

Edith B. (145)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 8:11 pm
Thanks, Carrie. They SHOULD identify the company involved, though.

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 9:00 pm
Yes, people often forget that even plant based foods can bring problems and many opt for organic and do the work at home as it can be safer than convenience at times.

june t. (66)
Friday August 2, 2013, 12:09 am
I didn't use it for many years, but recently been trying to increase salad in my diet. With carpal tunnel, I try to find things that are easy on my wrist. Even though the salads say they are "washed", I always wash them before eating them.

Anne P. (215)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:53 am
Grown with tainted manure, probably.

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:16 am
Could be but then even my organically grown and organically fertilized veggies can be susceptible to bacteria that cause food poisoning. I trust nothing and wash everything well.
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