ROMAINE LETTUCE

Just got an alert re the CDC telling peeps nationwide to NOT eat the stuff, anywhere, from anywhere. throw it out. major E.coli outbreak. Stores shouldn't sell it, restaurants shouldn't serve it..on and on. never seen anything like it. they have no idea where the contaminated stuff is coming from. just so happens we eat Caesar salad all the time on board, and ashore. we just did! and just about everybody we know munches on the stuff sooner or later. Wonderful ain't it?

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It is our preferred type of lettuce. The head we have now is about half gone. If we were going to get sick from it we already would have.

Enjoy.... its your last...wonder if ships at sea will simply "stop" ...they all have a ton of the stuff onboard...

Yup, we had a brand new package of three heads of romaine. Had salads with it a few nights ago and also used some for sub sandwiches. We're throwing the rest out but I hope we don't get sick! I don't know how quickly it presents itself. Good thing we never have salad at Thanksgiving - I didn't even know that was a thing until a few days ago! haha

I never liked Romaine in the first place. I had a terrible time getting some plain head lettuce on a ship one year. They service it in the buffet so getting it in the dining room should not be hard. Finally the waiter came with just a wedge of lettuce in a bowl. We have a restaurant up here that has a really nice buffet, but they insist on only serving romaine lettuce for the salads.

Tainted Romaine once again. I try to stick with spinach , arugula or kale.

Not just the CDC. Health Canada is saying the same thing. Do not eat romaine regardless of the source until further notice.Wonder if anyone told all of the ships that.

My guess is yes, because the have the unannounced health inspections and would get a failing grade in that area, if they had any on board.

That was the thrust of my post actually...ships at sea...hmmm...but...not to worry...it wont go to waste...we got a volunteer..hehehehe. As far as the unannounced health inspections, mebbe in US ports...but elsewhere???

They get inspected before the set sail from an US port, so they couldn't have the items on board to start with. As for other embarkation ports, I don't know.

Here in western Canada, there’s no recall or concern for the Romaine we get. Yummm Happy

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