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Keep leafy greens safe in summer

publication date: Jun 1, 2014
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University of Vermont researchers studying food safety in leafy greens expected to find higher levels of E. coli bacteria in summer because foodborne illnesses are higher in summer months, and warmer temperatures are known to induce bacterial growth. But they were surprised by how high the levels were — literally off the chart, which is to say they were higher than the upper limit of detection for the test used.


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