As we deal with yet another outbreak involving romaine, calls to do more for food safety are coming from all fronts. No one is more frustrated than the producers of leafy greens that these types of outbreaks continue.
After the crisis of last November’s outbreak related to romaine lettuce, our associations moved quickly to bring together a diverse, progressive group of stakeholders to help tackle the myriad of complex issues.
Two weeks after nearly 3,000 McDonald’s pulled salads from Fresh Express in connection with cyclospora parasite infections, the salad company recalled deli wraps and salads for retail containing chopped romaine.
Food safety experts say there’s no cause for undue concern about the safety of California greens this summer, despite a foodborne illness outbreak in the spring attributed to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz.