how does romaine get e coli ?


how does romaine get e coli

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Jeanne J. Godby 2022-11-16T06:27:28+00:00 1 Answer 6 views New Member 0

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    Romaine lettuce can get contaminated with E. coli bacteria through several ways. One common route of contamination is through contact with animal feces, either through contaminated irrigation water or from manure used as fertilizer in the fields where the lettuce is grown. Additionally, E. coli can also be introduced during the harvesting, processing, or packaging of the lettuce if proper hygiene practices are not followed. Once contaminated, the bacteria can adhere to the surface of the lettuce and can be difficult to remove through simple washing. Therefore, it’s important to handle and prepare romaine lettuce properly to reduce the risk of E. coli infection.

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