Q. I’m concerned about the recent outbreaks of foodborne illness related to greens. Should I wash my greens even if they are in packages that say they are “prewashed?”

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Although raw produce is responsible for a large percentage of foodborne illness (food poisoning) in the U.S., millions of servings of leafy greens are eaten every day without incident. “Greens can come in contact with germs like E. coli in the […]
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