California lettuce carry listeria infection!
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California lettuce carry listeria infection!

Salinas : CA : USA | Sep 30, 2011 at 6:24 AM PDT
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True Leaf Farms, a farm of of Salt mines, in California, announced Thursday that it is retiring 90 boxes that were embarked to a food distributor of Oregon. From that distributor, they could more have gone at least to two states: Washington and Idaho.

Federal health officials said they have greatly improved the detection of bacteria that cause food poisoning so they will be detected each time more often. The bag and box code B256-contaminated product is 46438-8.

Listeriosis is a disease caused by a gram-positive bacterium called Listeria that breaks through and reproduce inside human cells. Although, people who are infected show few or no sign of symptoms, these normally consist of fever, muscle aches, diarrhea or nausea.

California health officials are studying the cause of the inoculation, said a spokesman for the Department of Public Health in California, Ken August, who said he has not yet been determined how the lettuce was contaminated.

California health officials are studying the cause of the inoculation, said a spokesman for the Department of Public Health in California, Ken August, who said he has not yet been determined how the lettuce was contaminated.

August indicated that the state government is working with the company to verify the distribution of the product and its recovery of the stores. The majority of the lettuces was sold to institutions in California, like restaurants and cafeterias, and only one small part was sold in stores to the retail in other states, said August.

The Valley of Salt mines is known like “the Salad bowl the World” by its great production lettuces and other vegetables.

The lettuce that is collected normally in that farm is safe to eat, indicated the president executive of Church Brothers, Steve Church, that sells and commercializes products. The company is collaborating with the Agency of Foods and Medecines of the United States (FDA, by its abbreviations in English) to determine if some problem in the kitchen garden exists and in addition more time is being taken to wash and to disinfect its products.

The state government is working closely with the farm's management to assure the spread of the products, most of which were restaurants and canteens in California.

The Salinas Valley has become prominent for its production of lettuce and other crops and is described as the "Salad Bowl of the World."

Some individuals develop more serious indications like meningitis and brain abscesses or even death.

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There is listeria in the Californian lettuce
The Food and Drug Administration United States reported that a sample taken from a random audit was positive. The farm tries to retire it of the markets where it was distributed.
Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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