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Citing concerns raised by a handful of high-profile food safety experts, DeLauro, a key appropriator, wrote a letter to both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pointing out that a full month into...


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Arielle S (313)
Friday August 2, 2013, 11:43 am
salad mix is the "Likely culprit"???? Meaning they don't know for sure. How hard can it be to get some of this salad mix and test it? When something like this goes on and on, I start to get suspicious - what do they know they are not telling?

Kit B (276)
Friday August 2, 2013, 2:32 pm

Yeah, those food inspections before a product comes to market are just too bothersome. Wash your produce, most contaminates can be washed off, some can not.

1. Before you wash or soak your food, wash your hands with antibacterial soap. You donít want the soap to actually touch your food (thatís a bad idea), but your hands carry loads of bacteria that can easily transfer to your food.

2. Donít use any soap, detergent, bleach, or other toxic chemicals to clean your food. They will leave a residue of their own on the surface.

3. Consider cleaning your fruits and veggies with distilled water or a diluted vinegar solution of one part vinegar and three parts water. Keep it in a spray bottle for convenience. If youíre just using the water from your kitchen faucet to clean produce, let it run for a few minutes beforehand and always use cold water.

Birgit W (160)
Friday August 2, 2013, 4:37 pm

Jason S (50)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:42 pm
Good posting, thanks

Sheila D (194)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:39 pm
Good luck getting the USDA to find out anything. She has a better chance with the FDA...Very happy I don't buy these mixes anymore. Noted with thanks.

Gina A (1)
Friday August 2, 2013, 8:59 pm
Good information.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 4:45 am
I like what kit says, but I also say a prayer and that seems to have worked so far. But I'm certain that there are a lot of disappointed animals who gave the lives to have people look as bad as she does.
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