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Recall of precut organic fresh butternut squash at some Costcos due to possible E. coli

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"In a notice sent out to Costco members late last week, food and beverage manufacturer Safeway Fresh Foods announced a voluntary recall for its pre-cut Organic Butternut Squash. The reason? Safeway's lab discovered E. coli O45—a specific strain of the bacteria—in one product sample during routine testing.

The Safeway notice specified that the potentially contaminated squash was only sold in Washington D.C., Maryland (Gaithersburg, Frederick, Columbia, Wheaton, and Owings Mills), Pennsylvania (Robinson and Homestead), and Virginia (Fairfax, Sterling, Pentagon City, Leesburg, and Charlottesville).

The recall also only applies to packages of the butternut squash with the 9/19/2023 date code. Customers who purchased the item can find the date code on the label on top of the clear plastic box the squash comes in."

 


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Re: Recall of precut organic fresh butternut squash at some Costcos due to possible E. coli

Seems like even organic is not safeMan Sad

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Re: Recall of precut organic fresh butternut squash at some Costcos due to possible E. coli

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@CherryHugs wrote:

Seems like even organic is not safeMan Sad


@CherryHugs @Organically grown produce has never been safer from pathogens than regularly grown produce. Organically grown just uses chemicals and farming methods that are considered less harmful by some but the germs that are found on the produce are the same on both types of produce. In the case of E. coli on the squash, the bacteria usually originate from cattle farmed nearby, (cattle harbor E. coli in their digestive tracts),  and with the runoff from their waste getting on the produce.