EMBELLIR | BE CAUTIOUS | ROMAINE LETTUCE E. COLI SCARE!
The Center for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration are investigating a string of E. coli infections across the United States. The strain is thought to be closely related to that of a Canadian strain that has been reported 41 times in 5 Canadian provinces.
TIPS TO HELP PREVENT E. COLI FOOD POISONING
1. The bacteria is resistant and can survive for weeks on food and surfaces
2. Thoroughly clean all fruit and vegetables
3. Cook meats to their respective temperatures for safety
4. To avoid cross contamination, use different cutting boards and utensils when handling meats and vegetables.
5. After handling raw meat, wash your hands with soap before continuing to cook
6. Wash your hands after changing baby's diaper, use soap and water; wipes may not do the job
7. Be sure to wash children hands with soap and water that play with pets before they sit down to eat
8. Be care of "raw" drinking water
9. Do eat foods that are beyond their expiration dates, especially dairy; and be careful where you eat out
1. E. Coli is a viral infection and does not respond to antibiotics. The infection basically has to run its courses as the body defends itself
2. Drink plenty of water
4. See a doctor is your symptoms are ongoing and/or particular severe