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Ready-to-eat salads, new pathogens fuel rise in contaminated produce in US and Canada

The popularity of ready-to-eat salad mixes and the sudden emergence of a little known strain of E. coli bacteria have dramatically increased the risk of food-borne contamination and illness in Canada and the U.S.

If you think there are more cases of tainted vegetables than previously, you aren't crazy, according to University of British Columbia food scientist Kevin Allen. Two different strains of E. coli have triggered massive recalls of salad mixes in Canada and the U.S.
 
 

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