Consumers Union calls for tighter safety rules on leafy greens

02/3/2010 | Supermarket News (free registration)

A study released by Consumer Reports showed that levels of "indicator organisms" -- indicating poor sanitation -- in 39% of packaged salads were higher than the acceptable FDA standards in other food products. "Although these 'indicator' bacteria generally do not make healthy people sick, the tests show not enough is being done to assure the safety or cleanliness of leafy greens," said Consumers Union's senior scientist Dr. Michael Hansen.

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