diseases from raw fruits

Food Safety & Concerns with Pre-packaged Raw Salads

Food Safety & Concerns with Pre-packaged Raw Salads

Eating pre-packed, pre-cut, and pre-processed salads can be hazardous to your health. According to recent data from CDC – Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States, the CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from food-borne illnesses every year. The numbers are devastating. The number of people getting sick from food every year sums up to 48 million. What is even more shocking is that there are about 3,000 people who die each year from food-borne diseases.

Certain types of bacteria found in plastic packaged, raw, pre-cut, and ready to eat salad bags may be responsible in causing fatal diseases to consumers. According to Professor Hugh Pennington, some types of bacteria found in those bags are almost “impossible to kill, unless the leaves are irradiated – a process the public would oppose.” (Salad is more dangerous than beefburgers, leading food expert warns – Telegraph)

Read More