Pantry clear-out: pre-Xmas Whole Foods gingerbread house recall
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The article makes this interesting point:
This is not meant to scare you, but to remind you that all food -- and even edible "foodlike substances" like storebought gingerbread houses -- is alive and can harbor bacteria. The best defense against food-borne illness isn't paranoia and Purell, it's a healthy immune system that's used to dealing with bacteria. It won't necessarily defeat staph or salmonella, but it is likely to make your bout shorter and less painful.
To arm your gut, try adding fermented foods like sauerkraut, cider, and yogurt to your diet.
Gotta do some pickling....