February 4th 2016 and there has been a Salmonella outbreak reported after several people became ill after consuming pre packed lettuce purchased from Woolworths and Coles supermarkets in Melbourne. The lettuce that is in question are those that have an expiry date before February 14 2016, these products have been recalled. Sydney Morning Herald
Apart from the use of herbicides and pesticide, food contamination occurs sometime occurs with the produce we buy from the supermarket. If growing your own fresh fruit and vegetables is an option for you, it can be not only more healthy for you but more environmentally friendly. If you need some advice on starting your own vegetable garden, please let us know and we can help.