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Last Post by Skipper's Mama at 9/04/2012 12:53 PM (11 Replies)
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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9/02/2012 2:29 PM
I just want to give everyone a heads up. There is a recall on Tanimura & Antle wrapped heads of romiane lettuce for e.coli.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/03/2012 1:16 AM
Thanks for the heads up.

It's scary how frequent there are recalls on vegetables. I always worry when I buy parsley and cilantro.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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9/03/2012 5:21 AM
Also, for those in the recently flooded areas due to Hurricane Isaac passing through, I read that there is a lot of risk in the standing water to both people and animals. They mentioned e-coli I think.
What they said to do was to carefully wash any fresh veggies that were local or in your gardens etc. with clean water. Toys and supplies that had been exposed to any flood waters or runoffs should be washed with bleach and clean water, then let dry for hours. So if you're not sure, wash with clean water just in case.
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User is Offline Amys Animals
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9/03/2012 8:42 AM
Boy, I've been seeing a lot of recalls on lettuce lately. =/ I never have any of the lettuce they mention though, thankfully! This makes me want to plant my own stuff even more!
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User is Offline LoveChaCha
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9/03/2012 8:49 AM
If I had to grow lettuce for consumption, it would not last since I live in an apartment and Washington doesn't have enough sunlight

Even some organic stuff has residual pesticides on it, so always wash everything
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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9/03/2012 11:45 AM
I soak all my veggies in a vinegar and water mix. I figure the cleaning agents in it will help kill off any pesticides. And no problem. =] Our buns' health is always first. =]

User is Offline Amys Animals
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9/03/2012 12:09 PM
I usually scrub my veggies in water to make sure nothing is on them. I am paranoid about that. Never thought about soaking them in vinegar and water though. Is that okay for them?
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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9/03/2012 12:15 PM
I don't see why not. I also make sure to give them a good rinse after the soak to get off the residual vinegar/water. Skipper seems to eat the veggies just fine.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/04/2012 2:33 AM
Probably a stupid question, but how in the heck do veggies get contaminated with ecoli? I hear about it a lot, especially the pre-washed bagged salad mixes.
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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9/04/2012 10:50 AM
Hahaha. So I just had to ask my lovely bio major of a boyfriend to explain that to me because once I saw your question I was like, "Huh. I have no clue". According to him the e.coli comes from fecal matter (I'm guessing from surrounding cows on the same farm). And once the e.coli goes into the soil it will get on the plant and inside of the plant through the water absorbtion that the plant does. The water picks up the e.coli from the fecal matter that has made its way into the soil. Basically, he said that e.coli can be both on and in a plant. (Yeah. I dunno. He's the smart sciency one in the relationship so I just nod my head and agree when he gets all technical. ;P)

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/04/2012 12:21 PM
Okay, that makes sense. Thanks. Darn cows. I thought I wouldn't have to worry about e.coli when I stopped eating them.
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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9/04/2012 12:53 PM
Well, I wouldn't blame it on the cows really. It's the farmer's fault for the way they had set up their crops in relation to the area that the cows were being kept. =p
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