Well, here we go again, and again. Just as the contaminated-spinach fiasco seemed to be settling down, a new scare about contaminated lettuce cropped up to take its place. That situation came atop fears about bottled carrot juice and a recall of ground meat. In all these instances, E. coli was suspected as the contaminating agent - except for the carrot juice, which apparently caused botulism poisoning. What gives here? To some extent, enough publicity has been generated about bad-food ...

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