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Which Spinach Is Safe To Eat, According To Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Some spinach is still safe to eat, according to the authoritative peer reviewed journal, Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. Consumers should heed the warning of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration against eating fresh, bagged spinach because of an ongoing E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened about 50 others in 10 states. However, there are safe alternatives that include canned and frozen spinach according to Kathryn J. Boor, PhD, a member of the editorial board of the Journal. "Thoroughly cooked canned spinach or thoroughly reheated frozen spinach will be free from the E. coli organism. This cooking should be beyond light heating or steaming," advises Kathryn J. Boor, PhD, from the Department of Food Science at Cornell University.

"Consumers are very confused about whether they can safely eat any spinach, and which spinach products are safe," said Mary Ann Liebert, president and CEO of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. "It is important to understand so that they can choose appropriate alternatives while protecting themselves from this E. coli outbreak."

Foodborne Pathogens and Disease is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published quarterly in print and online that publishes original papers and short communications on research aimed at identifying, preventing, and controlling diseases caused by foodborne pathogens. Featured topics include emerging pathogens, emergence of drug resistance, methods and technology for rapid and accurate detection, strategies to destroy or control foodborne pathogens in food production and processing, and novel strategies to promote food safety. Tables of contents and a free sample issue may be viewed online at www.liebertpub.com/fpd

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases and Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 60 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available at www.liebertpub.com.
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