Thursday, April 29, 2021

Feds to require leafy green pre-harvest testing

The federal government is going to require growers of leafy greens in the Central Coast Growing Region of California to pre-test for food-poisoning bacteria before they begin harvesting.

It comes after repeated problems every fall since 2017 with E.coli 0157:H7.

One year investigations identified the exact same strain that was causing the food poisoning and massive recalls in a drainage ditch about a mile from the fields growing leafy greens.

That ditch contamination was cattle manure.