Updated: Nov 29, 2020
So, most of us have been there, right?
You head to your local grocery store (or in my case, you go kicking and screaming) to do the weekly shopping. Because you plan to start your diet (AGAIN!) on Monday, your carefully crafted shopping list includes lots of fresh vegetables like tomatoes, carrots and the most buttery, melt-in-your-mouth baby lettuce anywhere in town. Pleased with yourself, mostly for steering clear of the snack isle and the bakery department, you deem this trip a triumph and head home.
That evening, while preparing your world famous salad for dinner, you've got one ear on the kids, and the other on the nightly news. You hear the words 'food contamination' and move toward the television to investigate, only to find out that your buttery baby lettuce has been recalled. GASP! Seriously? Yes, but as far as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can tell, the possible contamination is confined to 10 states on the eastern seaboard. Living in Pennsylvania, you now wonder what the chances are that your lettuce is contaminated. So it's pizza for dinner.
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