Ask any of the leading health inspectors and those that research food born illnesses about the best way to prevent them and you're likely to get the same answer.
"The fewer people that touch your food the better!"
Sounds pretty straight forward, right?
However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average household spends $3,008 annually on dining out. That may not sound like a lot to some but one thing is for sure, that's a lot of different hands touching your food throughout the year.
Any guesses on what food ranks among the top for these illnesses?!
SALADS and LEAFY GREENS!
That's right, salads are very susceptible to carry E. coli. bacteria. This is due to several potential factors but aside from unsanitary conditions another main one is polluted irrigation canals. Some researchers believe that eating sushi carries less of a potential risk. Now, this is not to say all leafy greens are contaminated but it's just something we should all be aware of. IF you must order out, make sure it is an establishment that provides local, fresh ingredients.
Hopefully this post is informative but also a reminder as to the importance of growing our own food. Not only is it safer for you and your family but it's a whole lot of FUN!