Food safety is an often ignored topic since no one really wants to talk about food-borne illness. However, a bout of food poisoning can change a life or the health of the affected individual for a lifetime. When I was involved with teaching an infectious disease course, we found E.coli in some sprouts purchased from a local supermarket and a few times from a salad purchased from a local restaurant. Both of these foods are eaten raw which does not protect us from illness in contrast to cooking our food appropriately. I don’t know if these species of E. coli were the “bad” ones, but the mere presence of it indicates improper food handling practices.
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