Leafy Greens task force formed to prevent future outbreaks

The California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements along with United Fresh Produce Association, the Produce Marketing Association, Western Growers and other stakeholders are pleased to announce the formation of a Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force designed to assess and address issues associated with recent foodborne illness outbreaks attributed to consumption of leafy greens and to prevent such a tragedy from occurring in the future. Like many of you, we have questions about how romaine lettuce came to be the source of this recent outbreak. As families, farmers, and scientists who grow the food served at your tables and our own, we need to make sure that leafy greens are safe. Ca

CDC update on E. coli outbreak

The California and Arizona leafy greens communities are incredibly saddened by the most recent information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that more illnesses have been added to this outbreak and that one person has tragically died. We have reached out to public health agencies offering our assistance in providing information that could help us all understand how romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ region could be the source this outbreak. We want to reiterate that romaine harvesting has ceased in Arizona. For common questions about the outbreak, visit our Q&A.

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