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Should bagged salad be washed before eating?


There is variety of bagged salads available in the produce aisle of your local supermarket. When you take your prewashed bagged salad home, do you wash it before serving it to your family?Should bagged salads be washed before eating? Or should you just dump the prewashed greens into your bowl without washing them? These are good guestions.

There are two schools of thought concerning to wash or not to wash bagged salad. You can find just as much information telling you to wash your salad as you can telling you washing isn’t necessary.

According to Food Insight, an expert panel of microbiologists, food safety, and consumer experts reviewed scientific literature to answer the question:

Should prewashed bagged salad be washed before eating it?

The conclusion was do not rewash. Here is why:


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