Here is a disturbing article regarding the bacteria level in prewashed greens. Please note it didn’t matter whether the greens were baby, organic or how they were packaged. Thirty-nine percent (39%) tested positive for bacteria. More disconcerting there are no federal standards for bacteria level but the industry determined standards (translation inadequate) was exceeded 39% of the time in the samples tested.
I don’t know about any of you. But the next time I am tempted to not wash and spin my lettuce or spinach dry, I will remember this. If you have elderly family members, children or anyone with a compromised immune system in your house this is even more important.
On this cheery note, I need to run. I will be back later. I hope you are all having a great day.