Another day, another warning from experts about those prewashed, prepackaged greens.
The latest one actually began last summer in the States when 12 people were infected with listeria. When the American Centre For Disease Control investigated, they discovered that Dole was to blame for products put out under not only the Dole name but also Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and also President’s Choice Organics.
Now, sure many of those bagged greens are triple washed with a little bleach but experts say that doesn’t make any difference if the produce carries disease-causing bacteria. So, you should wash them again when you buy them – which, when you think about it, kinda cuts down on that convenience factor of just eating it right out of the bag!
Experts say the safest thing is to actually buy unpackaged produce and rinse it thoroughly.
Whenever I hear this kind of stuff about bagged greens, I think that I should just stop buying them.
But I haven’t.