We know that Wendy’s knows, but is not yet saying – they will eventually and I continue to sue them. It is also possible the FDA knows, but also is not saying – yet.

I am not that far behind.

Well, we know from Wendy’s and the FDA that the

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In May Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. recalled Simply Nature Organic Spring Mix 16 oz., and Walmart’s Marketside Spring Mix 11 oz. and 5 oz. because of its potential to contain hairy nightshade.

Hairy nightshade may refer to several different toxic plants, all in the nightshade family of plants. 

According to

Continue Reading Dole recalls Simply Nature and Marketside salad mixes over toxic nightshade

Federal officials have declared that a deadly outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections traced to Dole packaged salads has ended.

The most recent patient to be reported became sick on Jan. 15. It can take up to 70 days for symptoms of Listeria infections to appear, but the implicated salad was
Continue Reading Listeria outbreak traced to Dole packaged salads ends with three patients dead

In a recent article by Purdue University,  author Jillian Ellison talked to  Amanda Deering, Ph.D., at Purdue University about how food safety became her driving passion and has made impacts abroad.

According to the article, Deering, a  Clinical Associate Professor and Fresh Produce Food Safety Extension Specialist with the Department
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Another person has been added to the patient toll in a a deadly outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections traced to Dole packaged salads.

There are now 17 people who have been confirmed with the outbreak strain of the pathogen, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The sick
Continue Reading Listeria outbreak traced to Dole salads continues with another patient discovered

Dole is reopening two salad production plants linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that has killed at least two people.

Dozens of packaged salad varieties sold under brands including those sold by Walmart, Kroger and Lidl were recalled Dec. 22, 2021, after testing revealed the presence of the
Continue Reading Dole reopens salad facilities linked to multi-year Listeria outbreak

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is recalling all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads described below processed at its Springfield, OH, and Soledad, CA, production facilities containing iceberg lettuce, because of a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

Dozens of products are subject to this recall. Some of the products were
Continue Reading Dole, Marketside, President’s Choice, Kroger, other brands of salads recalled for Listeria risk

– Opinion –

I suppose it should not be a surprise. Outbreaks associated with lettuce, specifically the “pre-washed” and “ready-to-eat” varieties, are by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, the frequency with which this country’s fresh produce consuming public has been hit by outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria is astonishing.
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Although the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the news in terms of illnesses, foodborne pathogens also sickened people across the United States in 2021. Packaged leafy greens were behind four outbreaks.

Two outbreaks of infections from Listeria monocytogenes were announced earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both
Continue Reading 2021 outbreaks included fresh produce, cured meats, poultry and frozen shrimp