There are still no firm answers as to what caused an E. coli outbreak in fresh spinach that has now been reported in 21 states and taken one life.
And there are not many firm answers as to how to avoid similar outbreaks in the future. We know that people should wash all fresh foods to kill most germs and bacteria.
But water will not wash away E.coli, salmonella or listeria.
In its quest to find what else might work on these potentially deadly bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration gave the OK to an unusual — somewhat creepy-sounding — food safety solution.
In August, the FDA approved the spraying of some foods with viruses in an effort to stop certain bacteria: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2464943&page=1.