Eating salads is a great way to get nutrients, stay healthy, and even keep off a few pounds (stay away from the ranch dressing)... but now we know its also the quickest way to food poisoning. YIKES!
A new govt study shows that while meat bourne bacteria is more likely to kill, its the plant based ones that will get you sick more often. The main culrpits: Lettuce, Kale, Broccolli...and other leafy greens.
While the study does stress that most meals are safe... let this serve as a reminder to WASH EVERYTHING you are going to eat. This is especially true for fruits and vegatables which we typically eat raw.
You can read more of this study at THIS LINK.