Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Tainted spinach again?!

Looks like two more people died from E. coli poisoning after eating bad spinach. So, that's two dead, 83 hospitalized, and about another 80 reported ill. (Presumably, there were many more who had to use the toilet a lot, but were too embarrassed to tell anyone.)

... and yet, I had spinach just yesterday. I'm just fine, thanks.

I put mine in a nice wonton-style broth, along with other veggies and good stuff. It's also great boiled and used to make Gomaae -- Japanese spinach salad -- or simply eating boiled straight, topped with a bit of basalmic, malt, or red wine vinegar.

Moral of the story? Consider the merits of cooking your spinach at a full boil for over two minutes for the time being, as that should kill any E. coli, or at least reduce it to levels that aren't particularly threatening. After all, there are over 70,000 cases of E. coli in the U.S. every year, so it's not like it's anything new, really.
So eat your spinach, punks... What doesn't kill you makes you stronger! 


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