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Seven Simple Steps To Safe Salads

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Since the E. coli outbreak in Germany last month, killing at least 36 people and sickening more than 3,000, many have been leery of anything green. Spouts have been targeted as the culprit and cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce were early suspects.

But shunning salads is no way to live, especially in the summer months, when cool, green salads are especially enticing.

- Tap the Tap. Wash all veggies – especially leafy greens – with tap water, since its chlorination can kill a lot of bugs. Nestle says it’s as effective as using specialized vegetable rinse products.

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