Good thing it’s only on Alfalfa Sprouts, you know, those shitty grassy things that salad bars try to pawn off on us trying to look fancy and shit. Anyways, the thing you need to understand is WHY is there salmonella on our vegetables?
Salmonella is an enteric bacterium, which means that it lives in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals, including birds. Salmonella bacteria are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces or foods that have been handled by infected food service workers who have practiced poor personal hygiene. Contaminated foods usually look and smell normal. Contaminated foods are often of animal origin, such as beef, poultry, milk, or eggs, but all foods, including vegetables, may become contaminated. Many raw foods of animal origin are frequently contaminated, but thorough cooking kills Salmonella. The food handler who neglects to thoroughly wash his or her hands with soap and warm water after using the bathroom may contaminate foods that have otherwise been properly prepared.
Here’s one of the many problems of factory farming. First of all when shit goes wrong it affects a shitload of people. Second, quality control goes down because the many poorly paid workers could give a shit about their jobs, and if they are really pissed, maybe they will take a dump on your chicken cutlet so you get salmonella and close the shitty factory down for a few days. Third, the animals are mutated and fucked with and I like my chicken to have his beak cut off in my kitchen, not when he is a baby. I want my meat to be happy when I eat it! I think if I owned a farm I would let all the animals hump and the second they climax I would put a bullet in their head. I think that would make for some delicious meat products! Anyways, I digress. But remember, Salmonella used to be a disease that we were only afraid of if we picked up our friend’s water tortoise and didn’t wash our hands after and now that shit is showing up in grocery stores nationwide. Time for change kids!