Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England, USA
No sprouts for me, thanks....
Ok, this is definitely OT, but worth mentioning...
It seems that the lastest outbreak of food borne E. coli Bacteria in Europe is being traced back to an organic farm in Germany... and the biggest suspect is sprouts.
For those who no idea what a sprout is, they are tasty little vegetable sprouts... usually various bean sprouts. They go into salads and are meant to be eaten raw.
Sprouts have had this problem on and off for years. I haven't eaten them since the 1970's, because they are one of the most likely carriers of bacteria in raw food/salad bars.
If one grows their own sprouts at home, you can much better control the conditions they are grown in. But eating pre-grown sprouts (even the ones sold in a supermarket) is a risk.
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