Mike Filigenzi wrote:Mark - Interesting that you brought the issue up regarding fresh vegetables. The dietary guidelines I was given indicate that these are fine as long as they're "well washed". I had pretty much decided I wasn't going to rely on that. Greens in salads will be off my list for a while, whether they're well washed or not. My greens will be in the form of chard, kale, etc., cooked and put in pasta or risotto or something like that. A bout of salmonella poisoning would be a very bad thing for me for the next few months.
Since I know that you're an analytical chemist, Mike, I am sure that you appreciate the difficulties associated with getting rid of any contaminant, let alone one as tenacious as a bacterium. I am afraid that "well washed" would involve soap and hot water and I for one wouldn't view that as a decent way to treat my food Yeah, those green, leafy veggies cooked and put into soup, pasta, etc. will work well. Stir fries will also be useful, I expect.