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Bagged salad full of it!

April 1, 2018

You might think that “pre¬≠washed” and “triple-washed” salad greens sold in plastic clamshells or bags are squeaky clean. But our recent tests found room for improvement.

No, we didn’t find pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, listeria, or salmonella. With our small sample size — 208 containers representing 16 brands purchased at stores in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York — we didn’t expect to. (The Department of Agriculture, in a test of more than 4,000 samples of loose and packaged salad in 2008, found salmonella in two of them. All of our tests included packaged greens.)

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One Response to “Bagged salad full of it!”
  1. melanie means says:

    That’s so gross, but not surprising. Once, long ago, i dumped the greens in a bowl and served them and they tasted like the bag! Yuck! So now, i ALWAYS wash our greens, i don’t care what the bag says! Best to wash it yourself; then you know it’s clean and safe to eat!

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