26 sick; leafy green cone of silence descends again

On Jan. 4, 2013, the California leafy greens folks were quickly out with a press release praising the passage of proposed rules regarding produce food safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) spongebob.oil.colbert.may3.10and how California growers were way ahead of the government.

Yesterday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said the most probable cause of 26 confirmed E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in the Maritimes and Ontario was shredded lettuce grown in California and distributed by FreshPoint Inc. primarily to some KFC and KFC-Taco Bell restaurants.

The silence from the California Greens Marketing Agreement has been deafening.

A table of leafy green outbreaks is available at http://bites.ksu.edu/leafy-greens-related-outbreaks.