Old  April 21st, 2018, 7:33am     #1
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Lightbulb Romaine and E Coli
The news is big on throwing out Romaine Lettuce (packaged or not) unless you know it did not come the Yuma AZ area. Who knows why they are not telling us why "all Romaine" could be contaminated. THE ANSWER IS: The fields growing Romaine in the Yuma area are irrigated by untreated water from CANALS. E Coli gets into the canals from run-off water where there is feces. The feces can be from animals, like rabbits, dogs, leaking septics or portapotties, ect.. The irrigation of Romaine is usually overhead spray.

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  Old  April 21st, 2018, 4:57pm     #2
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I read that you should not eat it from any restaurant either unless you know where it came from. Quite naturally I read this after having lunch from a salad bar yesterday. Iím not sick so I guess all is well but I wonít do that again for a while.
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  Old  April 22nd, 2018, 3:36am     #3
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Romaine is only grown in AZ only during the cool season. The rest of the year, Romaine is mostly grown in the Salinas Valley of CA. In the Salinas Valley, they irrigate with ground water on drip or tape. They do test for E Coli in the field.

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