Is bagged lettuce worth the safety risk?

Pre-bagged lettuce is among the biggest culprits when it comes to food poisoning. It faces multiple contamination points at farms and in factories. Certain populations may want to avoid it in favor of unbagged lettuce.

Why is this an issue?

A nation-wide romaine lettuce recall ended in May of 2018, and it was a really big deal.

In fact, it was the biggest multistate outbreak since 2006. Nearly 200 romaine lettuce eaters got sick by the time everything was over. Half of them were hospitalized, and five people died.