A side of Salmonella with your salad?

Giannis Koukkidis


Salad leaves are an important part of a healthy diet but in recent years they have been associated with infection by food poisoning bacteria such as Salmonella. Research by
Giannis Koukkidis in the Department of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation reported by the BBC, CBS, Reuters, The Guardian, Mirror, Daily Mail, NHS, and hundreds of internet news outlets and radio shows, has revealed that the juices which drip from the cut ends of leafy greens inside bagged salads can massively boost Salmonella growth even when refrigerated and increase its capacity to cause infection.

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