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10 Supermarket Health Dangers - MSN Healthy Living

This Week in Microbiology co-host Michael Schmidt is featured on msn.com's Healthy Living in a slideshow about potential health issues at the supermarket:

Placing fresh produce on the checkout belt invites germs to have a field day. Packages of poultry, ground meat, fresh fish and even filet mignon and sushi-grade tuna have one thing in common, says Michael Schmidt, a microbiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina: “They are loaded with nutrients that will feed the resident germs on the grocery belt, which latch on to your fresh produce.”

You may find E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and even Clostridium perfringens, responsible for chicken-gravy food poisoning. Stay safe by always placing produce in a plastic bag and never directly on the belt, and be sure to wash all fresh produce under running water before eating it.

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