The article states, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is "reasonably confident" that U.S. consumers are safe from the European E. coli breakout.
Wow! I feel so much better.
All kidding aside, I'm completely confident that my family is safe from the sort of E. coli breakout that's happening in Europe. We don't buy raw vegetables from the grocery store, and this event is the final straw that has convinced me to eschew any raw vegetables from take-out.
Last night's dinner: bread pudding (our eggs, frozen blueberries from PYO last year), bacon (from last year's pig share), and sauteed wild greens foraged that day.
Don't stop eating, but do know where your food comes from, and if there's any question, cook it. Cooking will kill most food-borne pathogens.