Salmonella (Salmonellosis)

Salmonella live in the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals, including birds. Salmonella are usually transmitted to humans by eating foods contaminated with animal feces. Con­ta­mi­nated foods usually look and smell normal. Contaminated foods are often of animal origin, such as beef, poultry, milk, or eggs, but all foods, including vegetables, may become contaminated. Many raw foods of animal origin are frequently contaminated, but fortunately, thorough cook­ing kills Salmonella. Food may also become contaminated by the unwashed hands of an in­fec­ted food handler, who forgot to wash his or her hands with soap after using the bathroom. (source:CDC)

Salmonella may also be found in the feces of some pets, especially those with diarrhea, and people can become infected if they do not wash their hands after contact with these feces. Reptiles are particularly likely to harbor Salmonella and people should always wash their hands immediately after handling a reptile, even if the reptile is healthy. Adults should also be careful that children wash their hands after handling a reptile. (source:CDC)

E.coli (Escherichia coli)

Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a leading cause of food borne illness. Based on a 1999 estimate, 73,000 cases of infection and 61 deaths occur in the United States each year. (source:CDC)

Infection with E.coli often leads to bloody diarrhea, and occasionally to kidney failure. People can become infected with E.coli O157:H7 in a variety of ways. Though most illness has been associated with eating under cooked, contaminated ground beef, people have also become ill from eating contaminated bean sprouts or fresh leafy vegetables such as lettuce and spinach. Person-to-person contact in families and child care centers is also a known mode of trans­mis­sion. In addition, infection can occur after drinking raw milk and after swimming in or drinking sewage-contaminated water. (source:CDC)

Testing for Salmonella and E.coli

At GrowAgra, we conduct an aggressive cleaning/sterilizing program before and after each crop, and maintain clean environments throughout the growing cycles. At the time of the harvesting process, we conduct tests to ensure that we are not producing contaminated products.

Our test instruments for salmonella and e.coli are test pads on plastic strips which perform quick and simple, but dependable, enzyme detections.

The test pads contain a mixture of chromogenic substrates which produces an insoluble colored precipitate when reacted upon by the enzyme produced by whichever live organism we are testing for, i.e., Salmonella or E.coli.

All the above are just the preventative measures we use prior to bottling our wheatgrass juices; a final pathogen prevention takes place during high pressure processing of the bottled wheatgrass juice.

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GrowAgra's mission is to produce and deliver pathogen-free, live organic wheatgrass juice with all its natural benefits.

GrowAgra is the only US wheatgrass juice producer offering the security of HPP processed, ready-to-drink organic wheatgrass juice, and a 10-week shelf life!

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Pure wheatgrass juice has nothing in it that will hurt you unless you are allergic to it or exceed reasonable doses.

Pure wheatgrass juice is beneficial, because it is a complete food, high in protein and containing all the essential Amino Acids.

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