Friday, May 7, 2010

Lettuce Recall: E Coli

As you may have heard, there is a major recall of lettuce underway in 23 states including New York. The lettuce in question was grown in Yuma, Arizona. We've talked in class about how far fruits and vegetables grown on industrial farms travel before they reaches our local grocery stores, but this is a good illustration of that point. Here it is on the map:

View Lettuce Recall in a larger map

And here are a few sources about the lettuce recall:

Associated Press, "Lettuce recalled in 23 states; E. coli suspected"

Huffington Post, ""-Romaine Lettuce RECALL In 23 States Over E. Coli"

Food Poison Journal, "Lettuce E. coli Outbreak: the Yuma, Arizona link"

San Francisco Chronicle, "Report Urges More Oversight of Food Facilities"

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