What is in your salad?

Consumer Reports has issued report on bateria in bagged and washed salad.

The Conscious Consumer explains what the study means to the average consumer/

One of the main suggestions is buy fresh, local greens….

“Choose fresh greens over packaged when you can. Bagging changes the environment in ways that might promote bacterial proliferation, says Nestle. A fresh, whole head of lettuce is usually less expensive than a bag of lettuce too.

Buying local may offer extra protection since greens tend to be fresher…”

The market has wide selection of salad greens mixes as well as whole heads of lettuce.