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First US death in romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak

Los Angeles - US health authorities on Wednesday reported the first death in an outbreak of E.coli bacteria in romaine lettuce that has sickened 121 people across the United States.

Theft of $45,000 worth of lettuce spawns puns from police

Hamilton - While police in Hamilton, Ontario may never solve this crime, they are sure having a lot of fun using puns when informing the public of what happened and asking for help in locating the culprits.

Gastroenteritis outbreak in New Zealand

Auckland - A recent food poisoning outbreak in New Zealand has been traced to prepackaged lettuce shipped to various supermarkets throughout the country.

Olive oil and lettuce can ‘reduce blood pressure’

London - New research suggests that a diet that combines unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables, such as olive oil and lettuce, can protect from hypertension.

Semiconductor facility starts growing lettuce – in Fukushima

Fukushima - IT giant Fujitsu, which runs a semiconductor factory in northern Japan, is experimenting with ways to create fresher, crispier lettuce.

FDA lettuce recall - Interested in a safe, healthy alternative? Special

Spring has sprung in my neighborhood and that means garden season has begun. Bunny rabbits and baby robins are feeding in the fresh tilled garden in search of their daily dinner. It also means one FDA vegetable recall after another headed to my in box.

California Lettuce a Possible Source of E. Coli Outbreak

State and federal investigators said they have matched the strain of the bacteria associated with the outbreak at a Taco John's last year which sickened more than 80 people.

Farmers Defend Safety of Lettuce

Farmers are upset at the suggestions by federal health officials that lettuce may have caused the E coli. outbreak linked to Taco Bell that sickened 71 people on the East coast.

Now It's Lettuce!!

Lettuce recalled over E. coli concerns

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Different sorts of lettuce at a market in Helsinki  Finland in 2007.
Different sorts of lettuce at a market in Helsinki, Finland in 2007.

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