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Riskiest Foods: Leafy Greens

Each year approximately 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from food poisoning. Surprisingly, leafy greens are the biggest source of foodborne illness. The Centers for Disease control released a study that determined leafy greens like lettuce and spinach are the leading sources of food poisoning. The findings should not discourage people from eating produce, but should advise them to wash their vegetables before consuming them. If you believe that you or a member of your family has been sickened due to contaminated produce, please contact us immediately.

Visit our food poisoning blog to learn more about food recalls and safety tips. About 1 in 5 illnesses in the study by the CDC were linked to leafy green vegetables – more than any other type of food. Nearly half of all food poisoning cases were caused by contaminated produce, when illnesses from other fruits and vegetables were added in. While vegetable-related illnesses were more common, they were not the most dangerous. Poultry is the leading cause of foodborne illness deaths, about 1 in 5 Americans. Always be sure to thoroughly wash your fruits and vegetables before consuming these products. Source: The Daily News: Health