'Illness from prepackaged salads isn’t uncommon. The current salmonella outbreak in Australia comes at the same time as an outbreak, of another bacteria, listeria monocytogenes, in prepackaged salad in North America.'
Andrew Greenhill and David Bean, Senior Lecturers in Microbiology, Federation University Australia, note that these recent outbreaks highlight 'that raw agricultural products – when simply washed and marketed in bags – aren’t always as good as we may think.':
This morning, there's been a report of salmonella in bean sprouts:
Something to bear in mind, particularly when we have neutropenia...
But perhaps there's a lighter side to this subject too:
Photo: Dandelion salad anyone?