The Big Spinach Scare

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do a podcast this week because Jean had to be out of town on Thursday and Friday. Thursday is our usual day for recording The Healthy Diet Podcast and we didn’t have the opportunity to do the podcast before Thursday.

Please check in next Thursday for the usual broadcast of our podcast when we will talk about the recent spinach e coli outbreak. As usual with the media, you haven’t heard the whole story.

Spinach has recently received a bad rap in the last few week because of a nationwide outbreak of e coli. While e coli is actually a lot more prevalent than you might expect, it is the e coli strain 0517:h7 that is the leading cause of food borne illness. And guess what, the primary source of this strain of e coli is in the stomachs of cattle, it never originates from fresh produce.

Tune in next week when we discuss more about what the real culprit is and what can be done about it.

Alan LeStourgeon

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