The beginning of a new month, the continuation of food recalls. It seems that lettuce, more specifically Romaine lettuce, is one of the biggest offenders. The past few months have seen recalls of this lettuce in many grocery stores.
"Federal authorities have issued a public health alert about more than two dozen beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products as a precaution due to possible parasite contamination.
The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the products, distributed by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods may be contaminated with cyclospora. The parasite causes intestinal illness.
The USDA says Caito Foods was notified from their lettuce supplier, Fresh Express, that the chopped romaine used in some of the salads was being recalled."
Ok, thus the recall information. But here is what surprised me: The products were sold by grocery stores including Trader Joe's, Walgreens and Kroger.
Since when is Walgreens a grocery store? In what part of the country can you buy a salad or wrap in Walgreens? I do know you can get crackers and cereal, ice cream and even wine, but I've never seen anything with lettuce.