By xerocube | July 3, 2007
Over at MSN.com, there is an article details 10 secrets of the grocery industry that they’d rather you not think about. Most of it is common sense, but it’s interesting to have it spelled out for you.
9. The salad bar can make you sick. Raw produce at the salad bar, pre-made salads at the deli counter and other pre-cooked prepared foods all have the potential for harboring harmful bacteria (like E. coli, salmonella and Norovirus). â€œThe biggest contributors to unsafe food are foods that are held at unsafe temperatures, handling of food by individuals with poor hygiene, and refilling partially used containers of perishable food with fresh food,â€ says Michael Doyle, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety and Quality Enhancement at University of Georgia.
This is something that I have just failed to think about when I walk through the deli section. Ugh…
Anyway, give this article a read and just keep some of these things in mind.