E. coli found in Salinas lettuce

August 19, 2012

Romaine lettuce samples  from a Salinas farm  have been found to be contaminated with E. coli and a recall was voluntarily initiated by the producer on Sunday.

Canadian food inspectors notified Tanimura & Antle producers that a check of the vegetable had detected E coli, a bacterium that can cause serious food poisoning. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration consulted in the recall.

The recall is for lettuce that was shipped to Puerto Rico, Canada, and the following states: California, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

The True Leaf Farms recall is limited to a single lot of its Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine that was available at retail stores starting Aug. 2. No illness related to lettuce has been reported, but officials identified the product as having a “best buy” date of Aug. 19. The lettuce is packaged in plastic bags with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9.



  1. Ted Slanders says:

    If this latest e-coli breakout is not shown to be from feral pigs, 4-footed birds (Lev. 11:20), 4-headed fowls (Ezek. 1:3-10), Satyr’s, 1/2 man, 1/2 goat (Isa. 13:21), or from any form of a “talking ass” (Numbers 22:28), then it falls upon the farm workers in the fields, period!

    Therefore, the e-coli infestation from the Salinas Valley is just another indication that the farm-workers, no matter their ethnicity, are not true Christians in any way or form!

    The Hebrew-Christian God was quite specific in how His creation is suppose to relieve themselves when out in the environment. “Also you shall have a place outside the camp, where you may go out; and you shall have an implement among your equipment, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and turn and cover your refuse” (Deuteronomy 23:12–13).

    Now, if these farm-workers don’t cover their excrement as posited above by the Hebrew-Christian God, they may be exposed by our version of God in spreading their dung upon their faces because of their defiance! “Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.” (Mal 2:3)

    Farm-workers, get outside the field, and just cover it up for Christ’s sake!

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    • Slowerfaster says:

      Brother Ted, thank you for so many applicable references. Especially as regards to any kind of “talking ass” , of which there are so many of today in the US of A …collected en masse in one political party and their propaganda media vehicle.

      Perhaps at least one cause of their dementia is due to the ingesting of contaminated foodstuffs, contaminated by each other ?

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      • MaryMalone says:

        A couple of things they probably didn’t know at the time the Bible was written (you might want to broaden your choice of research materials).

        1. E. coli is a water-borne organism–one that causes bloody diarrhea and death.

        2. They irrigate lettuce crops in Salinas (by furrow, sprinkler and/or drip).

        3. Therefore, covering up feces does not keep E.coli from feces being transmitted to the lettuce crops.

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        • Ted Slanders says:

          Mary, my dear Sister of Eve,

          You’re forgetting a large part of the biblical equation, and that is the fact that the Hebrew-Christian God created EVERYTHING, including the e-coli bacteria!

          “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)

          “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,” (1 Timothy 4:4)

          “The LORD works out everything for his own ends–even the wicked for a day of disaster.” (Proverbs 16:4)

          Only our form of God knows in what He is doing regarding the e-coli organism, either working it out for His own ends, or the fact that e-coli is good.

          Let us pray.

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    • MaryMalone says:

      QUOTING BROTHER TED: “If this latest e-coli breakout is not shown to be from feral pigs, 4-footed birds (Lev. 11:20), 4-headed fowls (Ezek. 1:3-10), Satyr’s, 1/2 man, 1/2 goat (Isa. 13:21), or from any form of a “talking ass” (Numbers 22:28), then it falls upon the farm workers in the fields, period!

      Okay, you put that “talking donkey” in there so people would the rest of your sermon, right?

      I had no idea there was more than one talking donkey. I thought Balaam cornered the market on that one.

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      • Ted Slanders says:

        Mary, my dear,

        Jesus has sent me here to enlighten the un-educated flock.

        I can only assume that the “talking @ss” reference that you made, wasn’t directed at
        Brother Ted in any way. Let us hope not, because I am one of Jesus’ top messengers of His word. He would not take lightly such a inference, especially coming from a 2nd class woman, as shown ad infinitum within the scritpures.

        “And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands; who so pleaseth god shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be taken in by her” (Ecclesiastes 7:26-29)

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  2. easymoney says:

    Here we go again, bet they blame wild pigs this time too…

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