Thanks For The Heads Up

It's not the first, and it certainly won't be the last, but today I read yet another salmonella warning online (thank goodness for the Internet, eh?). I try to keep informed and check out the reports, and luckily we've never had to worry...

Warning
Hmmmm, but this sounded vaguely familiar....

So of course when I got home the first thing I did was to inspect the two bags of lettuce in the fridge; one of which I had already eaten from.

AW Crap.

Fresh Express? Check.

Romaine? Check.

"S" in the Product Code? Check.

Manitoba? Check.

Best Before Date? UnCheck... mine are from the batch four days later.

Fresh Express
But if you think these puppies aren't getting drop-kicked straight into the garbage, you'd be sadly mistaken.

After all, with all this advance warning they give us, I'm not taking a chance that NEXT week they'll extend the warning to Best Before May 20 too.

I can't wait to get my own garden-fresh lettuce growing again... and I just realized this: why the heck do I have TWO bags of week-old lettuce in my fridge??? Well, to be more exact, in the garbage.

Now.

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Megan said...

Nice Post!

Bruce said...

The other thing that most folks don't realize, is that this packaged lettece has gases sealed inside the plastic so that the lettice will decompose slower....hence longer shelf life.....mmmm, mmmm, good.

Jennifer said...

Hmm...
I should be happy we hardly buy salads out of a bag like that, huh?

pinklea said...

So I ran to the fridge too, and like you, all the particulars check out except the "best before" date. Mine is May 24th. Either way, no salad with dinner tonight here either!

choochoo said...

well, I know why I have a week old bag of lettuce in MY fridge. I bought them thinking that I was going to be oh, so healthy, but then this bag of chips came along and ruined my appetite.

Daisy said...

A couple of months ago we had to return three 3# bags of our raw chicken medallions because of a recall. The pet food store was not even aware of the recall! But they did exchange the bags for us (over $20 per bag!)

Bart said...

See! Salad is bad for you. That is why I never eat salad. Eat hamburgers, and steaks, and fries instead, they are much healthier!

Maureen said...

Megan:Thanks!

Bruce: Yet another reason to get my garden going... gak.

Jennifer: Yes. Yes you should.

Pinklea: Ha! Yep, and here I thought I would be healthy. Geez.

Choochoo: Har!!!! Those chips are evil. Evil I tell ya!

Daisy: Oh yikes! Yes, I definitely am glad your Mommy took those back; I would hate to see you get sick! And I am glad they refunded her the $$. At least a bag or two of lettuce is only a few dollars.

Bart: But then you have the meat recalls... I can't win. I am scared to eat anything nowadays. There is even a concern with tainted bottled water! I think I need to go live on my very own farm...

Stace said...

I'm right there with you...My lettuce is coming up slowly and I can't wait for my first salad that comes straight out of the garden!

JoJo said...

Yep, tossed our lettuce as well, as it was also distributed to the western states. I'm just too damn lazy to buy fresh lettuce and make it into a salad. But I know for a fact that I ate Fresh Express lettuce sold within that time line. Luckily I didn't get sick!

Maureen said...

Stace: Yeah, mine is going to be awhile yet... can't wait till I can pick my own!

Jo Jo: Ugh... looks like there's another product I probably will never buy again... glad you didn't get sick!

Tooting Squared said...

Why do you have two bags of week old lettuce in your fridge? Probably the same reason I have three boxes of mushrooms in mine. Food-shopping blindness.

VE said...

Thank goodness I'm a carnivore...

Babs-beetle said...

We don't often use packaged salad, thank goodness. We may never now!

SWUBIRD said...

You're so right. Don't take any chances. Grow your own.

I got the E.coli infection once from a salad bar restaurant, and it was a nightmare. Fever, dizzy, didn't feel too good. Picture an endoscopy (like swallowing a dead snake), stomach lining inflamed, can't eat anything, ghastly medical tests, medicine. Yep. It's much better to play it safe and throw the darn things away!

Happy trails.

Jay said...

Now, that's just typical, isn't it? I saw a warning about Nescafe special coffees the other day which 'might contain broken glass'. I bet most of those have been opened and drunk by now, too. *Rolls eyes*

Ed said...

That's the problem with trying to eat healthy -- it'll kill you!

Tracy said...

I loved this! I can only imagine how my younger self would react to my current self popping on over and telling me about my/our life.
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Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

stinking salmonella!! :(

fyi- I've just given your blog an award! check it out here: http://littlegrayfox.blogspot.com/2010/06/feeling-love-giving-happy.html

Janet said...

I actually grow my own salmonella (or however you spell it) or something worse -- seems I'm always forgetting I have those bags of lettuce in the fridge. EWW!

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