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Lettuce Liability

Programs to keep salads germfree raise wildlife and conservation concerns

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7:41pm, December 3, 2007

Little more than a year ago, supermarkets from coast to coast stripped fresh spinach from produce aisles as a food-poisoning outbreak swept the nation. From mid-August through September 2006, virulent bacterial infections sickened at least 204 spinach consumers. Five died and 30 others suffered acute kidney failure.

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