Navigation Links
Is the salad bar safe? Produce concerns linger after summer scares
Date:9/22/2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. Widespread reports had most people afraid to eat tomatoes this summer and when tomatoes were vindicated, eating peppers became a fear. A University of Missouri food safety expert says there is only so much that can be done to assure produce is safe to eat.

"We basically want perfect food, but produce is not sterile," said Andrew Clarke, associate professor of food science in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. "We all have a risk of consuming something that doesn't agree with us. There is no way to keep everything we eat 100 percent risk-free. Some people, who might be more susceptible, may get sick."

Any food could potentially contain bacteria, according to Clarke, who also is an MU Extension state specialist. His best advice is to keep produce cold, wash hands before handling, and wash all surfaces to eliminate cross-contamination. Another alternative is to cook all produce.

"We like our fresh produce, and we don't want to cook or can everything," Clarke said. "Contamination could happen 1,000 miles away because someone didn't wash his or her hands. A home isn't a sterile environment either, so something can happen to contaminate produce in your own home. Hopefully, if you are healthy whatever contamination that might be present will not harm you."

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 76 million cases of food-borne illness occur each year. More than 325,000 people are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from food-borne illness.

The advice for cooking items, such as meat, is more clear-cut. Washing and rinsing may sound too simple to be effective, but Clarke says it is the best defense against bacteria on produce. Washing with water will not eliminate everything; however, he does not recommend using soap or rinsing with hot water.

"Unless you use scalding hot water, you don't effectively kill the bacteria when rinsing produce," Clarke said. "I don't think us
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Faddis
FaddisJ@missouri.edu
573-882-6217
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. School Salad Bar Boosts Kids Fruit, Veggie Intake
2. Deli Chef Tri-Bean Salad Recalled From Some Kroger Stores
3. Z Trim Holdings, Inc. Launches Innovative Retail Line of Lower Fat Salad Dressings in Upscale Grocery Chain
4. Lipodissolve - Is it Safe???
5. Is your drinking water safe?
6. Whiplash may produce delayed jaw pain
7. Stem cell research produces a key discovery for Fragile X Syndrome
8. Leading-edge body sensor could help produce sporting champions
9. Locally Produced Health Series Nominated for Emmy in its First Year
10. Stem cells derived from adult testes produce wide range of tissue types
11. Stem Cells From Testes Produce Wide Range of Tissue Types
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... Recently, the Kansas Health Image ... start-up fees for hospitals and clinics who request ... September 30, 2014. , Modern healthcare providers are ... complexity of digital patient information, often referred to ... data silos. , Traditional health IT solutions, including ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 Daily Gossip indicates in ... occur easily. A panic attack is a feeling of intense ... There are a series of symptoms that sufferers commonly deal ... shortness of breath, stress or anxiety. Naturally, panic attacks deeply ... effective way to overcome them. , The 60 Second Panic ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... “United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook ... Orthopedic Braces and Supports market. The report provides value, in ... price data (in US dollars), within market categories:, ... Braces and Supports , Spinal Braces and Supports ... , Orthotics is a specialty within the medical field concerned ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Washington, DC and Malaysia (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... impact lives through education by LTT Global an award ... been pioneering learning on the go since 2004. , ... free and quality learning content. MMU has links ... providers, universities, organizations, NGOs’ and subject matter experts from ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... The Restore My Blood Sugar review recently published by Daily ... now find an amazingly successful method of reducing stress and ... D. Chao and Andrew Forester who claim that certain lifestyle ... to normalizing blood sugar levels. Chao actually is a well-known ... cure of diabetes that all patients should find out now. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Kansas Health Image Exchange Announces Open Enrollment; Virtual CD from Offsite Image Solves Problems with Unreadable Patient Images, Delayed Diagnosis 2Health News:Kansas Health Image Exchange Announces Open Enrollment; Virtual CD from Offsite Image Solves Problems with Unreadable Patient Images, Delayed Diagnosis 3Health News:60 Second Panic Solution Review Reveals Unique Way to Stop Panic Attacks 2Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:US Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal) to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:MyMobileUniversity Inviting Individuals, Who Are Passionate about the Universal Right to Education, to Come on Board as Goodwill Ambassadors 2Health News:MyMobileUniversity Inviting Individuals, Who Are Passionate about the Universal Right to Education, to Come on Board as Goodwill Ambassadors 3Health News:Restore My Blood Sugar Review Reveals Exclusive Ways to Normalize Blood Sugar 2
... Move Policymakers to "Thoughtful Dialogue"WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 ... the merits of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, ... home oxygen leaders call on legislators to carefully ... on beneficiary services and much needed service-oriented jobs. ...
... COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 11 The Consortium for ... business, academic and economic development organizations intended to ... board and named Lonnie Emard as the interim ... information systems at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, ...
... all-digital cancer hospital enhances commitment to quality care ... Feb. 11 Cancer Treatment Centers of America ... hospital in Goodyear, Ariz. The 213,000-square-foot facility is ... network. CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center ...
... St George,s, University of London measured recent exposure to tobacco ... Regional Heart Study by measuring the levels of cotinine - ... points 20 years apart. A blood cotinine level above 0.7ng/mL ... a heart attack (2), and other studies have suggested that ...
... 2009 "The House of Representatives and the Senate ... payment, on health care reform in the economic stimulus ... American College of Physicians, said today. ... that will provide adequate funding for critical health care ...
... Feb. 11 Z Trim Holdings,(OTC Bulletin Board: ZTHO), ... Valley,s E.D. Smith "Garden Goodness",French Style Dressing is made ... panel. , E.D. Smith, a ... being,the #1 store brand supplier of pourable dressings in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:As Congress Debates Competitive Bidding Program, Home Oxygen Beneficiaries and Providers Left to Cope with 27 Percent Cut to Medicare Home Oxygen Benefit 2Health News:S.C.-Based Technology Consortium Names Interim Executive Director and Board 2Health News:S.C.-Based Technology Consortium Names Interim Executive Director and Board 3Health News:Electronic Health Record Advances Patient-Centered Cancer Care 2Health News:Electronic Health Record Advances Patient-Centered Cancer Care 3Health News:Smokers putting their loved ones at risk of heart attacks 2Health News:ACP commends Congress for including health care reform in economic stimulus legislation 2Health News:Bay Valley's French Style Dressing Demonstrates Z Trim's Value to Private Label and Store Brands 2Health News:Bay Valley's French Style Dressing Demonstrates Z Trim's Value to Private Label and Store Brands 3Health News:Bay Valley's French Style Dressing Demonstrates Z Trim's Value to Private Label and Store Brands 4
(Date:7/30/2014)... RATON, Fla. , July 30, 2014  Today the ... for indoor and outdoor sun tanning or sun burns stating ... his statement Surgeon, General Boris Lushniak , says that ... skin types and that too much exposure to indoor and ... Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, in Boca ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. ... Global and Chinese Aseptic Packaging Industry Report is a ... the global Aseptic Packaging industry with a focus on ... overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014  InnoPharma, Inc. today announced the first generic ... of Zyprexa® injection), in Canada.  Olanzapine is indicated for ... patients with schizophrenia or bipolar I mania. ... has entered into an agreement with Sandoz Canada Inc., ... use, sell, market and distribute Olanzapine Injection in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Indoor and Outdoor Sun Tanning or Sun Burns Directly Linked to Deadly Melanoma Skin Cancer 2Global and Chinese Aseptic Packaging Industry Report 2014 2InnoPharma Announces Launch of Olanzapine for Injection, 10mg/vial in Canada 2
... InspireMD, Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), the ... that it has been approved by FINRA to have its ... symbol "NSPR". In addition, on March 31, 2011, ... it raised approximately $9.0 million of cash and (ii) approximately ...
... ATLANTA, May 5, 2011 CardioMEMS, Inc ., ... is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology ... and CEO Jay Yadav, M.D., has been chosen as ... Awards. The awards are presented by the Atlanta Business ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InspireMD to Commence Trading as a Public Company Under Ticker Symbol "NSPR" 2InspireMD to Commence Trading as a Public Company Under Ticker Symbol "NSPR" 3InspireMD to Commence Trading as a Public Company Under Ticker Symbol "NSPR" 4InspireMD to Commence Trading as a Public Company Under Ticker Symbol "NSPR" 5CardioMEMS Founder Dr. Jay Yadav Chosen as Health-Care Heroes Finalist by Atlanta Business Chronicle 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: