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Wash The E.Coli Off Your Salad

#1 by Voltman , Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:10 am

There is an outbreak of E. Coli in the UK, thought to have started from imported bags of mixed salad leaves.

How could anyone not wash such things? The bags of salad have obviously been handled by someone and you aren't going to cook them so washing them is vital.
Washing everything from a supermarket is important. How many dirty people have picked up that orange or tomato or avocado before you bought it?

And don't forget your own hands are filthy with bacteria after pushing that dirty trolley around. Just look at the people around you, would you eat out of their hands.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36823404


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RE: Wash The E.Coli Off Your Salad

#2 by mikejee , Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:23 am

Can never see why anyone would want to buy these (not that I'm much into salads). They are much more expensive, wilt quicker and , as has been pointed out, are more likely to be contaminated.


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:06 pm

I was always taught to wash Salad and Friut and Veg anyway. onsidering the rap that was sprayed on them.


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#4 by Slow Jo , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:29 pm

Jan always washes salad before it's used, and fruit.


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#5 by astwood , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:31 pm

I try to grow my own when possible at least you now its ok


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#6 by Slow Jo , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:36 pm

Good for you at least, you know whats been put on it .


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#7 by astwood , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:41 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #6
Good for you at least, you know whats been put on it .

Yes apart from anything the dog puts dawn[Silly Grin]


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#8 by Slow Jo , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:43 pm

Don't forget to wash your salad.


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#9 by astwood , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:45 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #8
Don't forget to wash your salad.

Its safe its under a sheet of plastic


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#10 by Slow Jo , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:49 pm

If it's under plastic this weather ,dont it get to hot for it.


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#11 by astwood , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:51 pm

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If it's under plastic this weather ,dont it get to hot for it.

No its open at both ends and its in the shade


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#12 by Slow Jo , Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:53 pm

That,s good ,our greenhouse was just touching 100 this afternoon.


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#13 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:27 pm

Plastic Doesn't stop the insects. They carry all sorts of mess.


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#14 by astoness , Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:04 pm

this year i have been growing my own strawberries in a hanging basket...had loads off and still more to come but i still wash them before eating..


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RE: Wash The E.Coli Off Your Salad

#15 by Voltman , Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:09 am

I'll stand in the garden and eat the strawberries, but if I take them into the kitchen then washing them is a must.


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