Eating salad has never been easier. Just open a bag of triple-washed, prepackaged greens and you’ve got a ready-to-eat salad, from romaine to arugula to a mix of iceberg, cabbage and shredded carrots.
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Tips for lowering chances of getting sick from bagged greens:
1. Wash your hands before opening the bag or plastic container.
2. Don’t allow the greens to come in contact with meat juices.
3. Don’t let lettuce get warm which can help bacteria thrive.
4. If the lettuce is looking gooey or brown around the edges, or if the expiration has passed, toss it.
Source: Michael Doyle, director, University of Georgia Center for Food Safety