May 30, 2022 · 7:00 AM
Periodically there are outbreaks of sickness attributable to eating contaminated leafy greens. The contaminants are often micro organism akin to E coli and Salmonella. The sickness is often diarrhea, typically with stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting. And uncommon deaths.
Cathe Friedrich printed an attention-grabbing article about this phenomenon. Here are a number of bullet factors (I haven’t independently verified):
- Leafy greens akin to lettuce are linked to 22% of food poisoning outbreaks over during the last 10 years
- The riskiest leafy inexperienced is bagged, ready-to-serve lettuce
A number of methods to keep away from foodborne sickness:
- Avoid pre-packaged leafy greens
- Avoid sprouts
- Keep the produce refrigerated and dry
- Consume earlier than the expiration date
Click for leafy inexperienced food security tips from the Canadian authorities.
Click for a harrowing story at Consumer Reports about E coli poisoning from romaine lettuce.
Consumer Reports article on the most secure methods to eat salad.
Steve Parker, M.D.
h/t Jan at The Low Carb Diabetic