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Old 02-04-2006, 08:57 AM   #1
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Do you wash your pre-washed lettuce?

I seem to be fine with salad made from the prewashed lettuce in a bag as is, but my husband always seems to have a bad reaction to eating pre-washed lettuce that hasn't been washed again at home. Anyone else run into this or is he just super-sensitive? (Having grown up with some kitchen practices that make me wonder that he made it to adulthood, it seems strange he would be so susceptible to this particular thing...)

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Old 02-04-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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What type of reaction?
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:02 AM   #3
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I was hoping to spare you the description... intestinal
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:05 AM   #4
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Poor guy! I have not heard of this before, sorry I couldn't help.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:12 AM   #5
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thanks. have learned to wash pre-washed again from experience, and it seems to have taken care of the issue. It makes it a little less a convenience food, but I love the greens/lettuce blends available, so I often choose these anyway. Was just curious if anyone else had run into this.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:15 AM   #6
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From things I have seen and read you should always re-wash those pre-washed greens. That being said, I never do I admit it, I can be lazy sometimes. That and the fact that neither I nor anyone I have fed has ever gotten sick has made me feel safe doing what I am doing, but I know it is not the safest practice.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:18 AM   #7
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It makes it a little less a convenience food
i'll bet it makes breathing more convenient, tho.

if you wash a lot of lettuce, check out the oxo - good grips salad spinner. i use one for my garden lettuces: works great.
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:10 AM   #8
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Last week my son found a small bug in our prewashed greens! ack!

Good call on the oxo, buckytom!
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Just a little free protein to go with your greens, Jkath.
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lol!

I'm just glad he found a whole bug and not a half!
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