I think I found your ring in my lettuce

Retail grocery folks often share that customers sometimes leave physical food safety hazards behind while they shop. A decade ago, a retailer told us that the physical hazards they dealt with the most was finding false fingernails in the bulk bread bins.

I wonder how often rings are left in the Walmart lettuce bins.

The below is a classified ad (they still exist?) from today’s Raleigh News and Observer.

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About Ben Chapman

Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.