E. coli-tainted romaine prompts fear about bagged salads

Like rotisserie chickens and pre-cut fruit, bag salad kits and bagged lettuces are a way of life for many. But the recent recall of chopped romaine lettuce further clarified the reason I don’t have a whole lot love for bagged salad.

On occasion, I do buy them. Like everyone else I get into a rush and a bag salad or salad kit is an easy grab-and-go buy. It certainly answers the convenience call. Extra minutes are extra minutes, and everyone values time spent on a task.

While the convenience factor is huge, I do wonder about the quality and just how long those chopped lettuces have been in that bag.