39% Of Bagged Salad Is Gross, Some Has Poop

26 02 2010

39% Of Bagged Salad Is Gross, Some Has Poop ?~!!

Food Safety and Handling for Consumers

Superforce stumbled upon an article that we wish to share with the world, in order to raise awareness of a growing problem, right in our own backyard.

We obtained this information, through The Consumerist, and here is the story, with By Ben Popken on February 25, 2010 3:55 PM

http://consumerist.com/2010/02/40-of-bagged-salad-is-gross.html

As we told you earlier this month, sister pub Consumer Reports tested 208 bagged salads and found 39% had excessive bacteria, including fecal contamination. That means there’s poop in the greens. And now there’s something you can do about it.

Consumer Reports tested for total coliforms and other bacteria including enterococcus. According to industry experts, 10,000 or more colony forming units per gram (CFU/g) is excessive. The tests of 16 different brands had 39% exceeded that level for total coliforms, and 23% for enterococcus.

Hate spinach? Bacteria doesn’t. Many of the unacceptable packages contained spinach and were within 1-5 days of their use-by date. Bag vs clamshell, organic vs non, baby greens or no baby greens, made no difference. And packages that were 5-8 days until their use-by date fared better.

Even if the package says super-duper-washed, you should still wash them by hand. Or, better yet, just buy your salad elements separately, wash them, and chop them.

The big problem is the FDA hasn’t set limits for how much poop or other bacteria can be in bagged salad. Tell ’em to get crackin’ by signing this petition.

Bagged salad: How clean? [Consumer Reports]

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BEEFING UP AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

19 02 2010

Make your craigslist ad something somebody wants, first of all!  Take the example below for example, which I’m sure has to appeal to someone out there.  But, notice the interesting expression and truth behind it, regardless of how vulgar, annoying, funny, or insulting you find it.

Even if the author of that ad was doing it for personal entertainment purposes, you got to admit, it’s still funny, and there is SOMETHING we can learn from it. The lesson learned is:

If anything, a blunt capturing ad, goes a long way in advertising.

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What’s Hot On Google

18 02 2010

We learn something new everyday, ay??