Romaine Recall

first_imgIn the midst of the third outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce in less than two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges consumers to avoid buying or eating any romaine lettuce. In this recent outbreak, the CDC is reporting that 32 people in 11 states have been infected with E. coli O157:H7, a serotype of the bacteria that causes foodborne illness. So far, 13 people have been hospitalized, including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported to date.Consumers are urged to avoid all types of romaine lettuce: whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salad and salad mixes containing romaine.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Food Processing and Safety Specialist Anand Mohan has a slogan for this situation: “When in doubt, throw it out.”“If you are served romaine lettuce in a restaurant, please do not eat it. If you have any type of romaine lettuce in your home, throw it away, even if you have eaten some of it,” he said.If you have purchased a salad mix and are unsure if it contains romaine lettuce, do not eat it and throw it away, Mohan said.As an additional safety measure, Mohan says that consumers should sanitize all drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine lettuce was stored. Last spring’s outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, was traced back to the presence of a large cattle feedlot in the area, said Professor Francisco Diez, director of the UGA Center for Food Safety. “This latest event is, unfortunately, corroborating our realization that the implementation of preventive measures is urgently needed. The impact to the produce industry will be regrettably enormous,” Diez said. “The strain causing this latest outbreak appears to be almost identical to the one responsible for the 2017 outbreak that implicated leafy greens in the U.S. and romaine lettuce in Canada, but it is different from the one earlier this year.”Moving forward, UGA Extension Food Safety Specialist Judy Harrison says that cleaning the surface of leafy greens, like lettuce, can be difficult because of the natural openings in the leaves of the plant, which it uses for respiration. Bacteria can get inside the plant through these openings or through damaged areas and be protected there. If this happens, pathogens may not be removed by washing the lettuce. To reduce the risk of eating contaminated produce, heads of lettuce and other greens should be cleaned as before eating. Harrison recommends discarding the outermost leaves before washing the remainder with running water, two to three leaves at a time. A single-use paper towel should be used to dry the leaves, which may help to remove more pathogens, if present.When purchasing precut or bagged produce that is labeled “prewashed” or “ready-to-eat,” washing the produce again at home is not necessary and may instead create opportunities for it to become contaminated, she said.last_img read more

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WWE SmackDown: What to expect and upcoming draft predictions

first_imgWWE SmackDown matchupsThe WWE is yet to make their drafts and matchups but it likely to expect some interesting matchups in the upcoming episode.  Sasha Banks might come up and challenge Charlotte Flair for the title fight. However, WWE might not end The Queen’s title run so soon and keep Sasha awaited for her title reign. The Tyson Fury drama went into RAW still, the fans are highly expecting the boxer to be present at this week’s SmackDown too. The Fox debut of SmackDown had a significant effect with Tyson Fury’s presence and feud with Braun Strowman. Raj Sarkar SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 10th October, 2019 22:06 IST COMMENT WATCH US LIVE WWE SmackDown: Sasha BanksAfter a controversial defeat against Becky Lynch at Clash of Champions, it was assumed that Sasha Banks will get RAW Women’s championship belt around her waist at Hell In A Cell. However, Becky Lynch managed to retain her belt by defeating Sasha Banks again at Hell In A Cell. It seems that WWE will end the journey for Sasha Banks and ’The Boss’ might make a new start in SmackDown. Sasha Banks can come back at SmackDown and challenge  Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s belt. LIVE TV Also Read- WWE: Kevin Owens Is No Longer Listed As An Active WWE Superstar!WWE SmackDown: The MizThe former Intercontinental champion has spent his time on RAW and his feud with Shinsuke Nakamura might bring him back in the blue brand. Miz has his eyes on the Intercontinental belt again and adding him up for the title chase can be a good idea. Miz has a high probability of joining SmackDown in the latest draft. He might come up with Miz TV or fights in his Smack down line up anytime after being drafted.  Written By Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 22:06 IST WWE SmackDown: What To Expect And Upcoming Draft Predictions WWE SmackDown made an iconic debut at FOX last week with Rock and Cain Velasquez in action. Know more about what to expect in the upcoming drafts of SmackDown. The WWE SmackDown FOX era started with an iconic debut last week. The Rock made his way last week into the blue brand and blessed the WWE fans with a Rock Bottom to Baron Corbin. FOX debut also marked the debut of former UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez into WWE. Brock Lesnar defeated Kofi Kingston in 10 seconds for the title and Cain Velasquez entered the area with his Mexican friend Rey Mysterio. Cain Velasquez entered the ring and planted full-on assault on Brock Lesnar, making the WWE Champion leave the ring in shock.  Also Read- WWE SmackDown draft 2019: PredictionsWWE SmackDown DraftAfter an action-packed week, WWE SmackDown will have its draft on the next episode. In the current RAW schedule, Smackdown will have the first draft of the season while RAW will have the final draft on Monday night. There are a lot of speculations going on regarding the entire Blue Roster and Friday night might come up with some interesting stories. Kevins Owens has recently lost the match against Shane McMahon and took an exit from the blue brand. Despite Kevin Owens’ exit from SmackDown and Dean Ambrose’s exit from WWE, SmackDown can still expect these three great additions.Also Read- WWE Raw: The Fiend Arrives During Off-air Segment And Attacks CesaroWWE SmackDown: Brock LesnarThe Beast Incarnate has won the WWE Championship title last week and has the highest probability of joining the blue brand. After his victory against Kofi, Brock Lesnar was attacked by his UFC rival Cain Velasquez. WWE might use Cain in their storyline but there have been no confirmed reports about Velasquez’s full-time WWE entry. Brock Lesnar lost his Universal title against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam and it seems that the Beast has found his new title run. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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