Officials Still Searching for Source of Romaine E.Coli Outbreak

December 10, 2018 02:45 PM

The FDA is suggesting no single farm, processor or distributor was involved with an e.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce. The administration says investigators inspecting California's lettuce facilities and farms have yet to find an e.coli sample in its testing.  The Centers for Disease Control is in the process of testing water samples.

Scott Horsfall is the CEO of California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement.  He says romaine is once again starting to show up on store shelves.  He says bagged product returned faster because tracking information is already on the bag or the label.

AgDay's Betsy Jibben talked with a romaine lettuce grower in Modesto, California.  He had his own cooling and packing house for his farm's lettuce.  He showed us two safety labels he already uses.  You can see those in the video below.

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