Another Reason To 'Grow Your Own'
Is it just me or does it seem like there's more and more contaminated produce in the food system every year? Of course, we've always had contaminated produce, but it seems that we're seeing more and more and I don't know why. How hard is it to wash produce? Maybe a lot of people don't bother washing it after they bring it home from the grocery store?
I've linked the "killer cucumber" story that we've seen unfolding in Europe for at least a couple of weeks now. It looks like they're now recommending people there avoid eating raw cukes, tomatoes and lettuce for a while until they get to the source of the contamination.
Here is a link that might be useful: European Cucumber/E. Coli Outbreak