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Friday, April 18, 2014

Green Leafy Veggies Are Safe And Healthy

In recent years leafy green vegetables have been the cause of global outbreaks of foodborne illness but a comprehensive new study shows the next bunch of broccoli you buy should be safe.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency conducted a 5 year study that analyzed over 4200 fresh leafy vegetable samples including domestic and imported.

In 2009-2010, 12 samples were deemed unsatisfactory because of salmonella, listeria and generic e coli.

The CFIA as part of routine testing says more than 99.9 per cent of leafy green vegetables are safe to consume and contain no detectable levels of bacterial pathogen.