U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
IL
A 29-year-old female asked:

Had raw micro greens (sprouts) served on top of food im pregnant. picked them off and ate food underneath. could i still get salmonella listeria?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Salmonella: Salmonella and other bacterial infections if present on the greens can transmit the bacteria to the food below by simply touching, so removing the greens will not stop the chance of infection if you consume the food in contact with infected greens.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 20, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.