E.coli Outbreak

Erika Mahoney

Federal authorities are trying to figure out what has caused the latest E.coli outbreak. At least eight people have been sickened across three states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning people to not eat a specific salad kit from Fresh Express, a local Salinas company.

Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Traced To Santa Maria Farm

Dec 14, 2018
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The recent multi-state E. coli outbreak that had people tossing out romaine lettuce since Thanksgiving has been partially traced to a farm in Santa Barbara County.  Partially because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says this new finding does not explain all of the illnesses.

Erika Mahoney

As the Food and Drug Administration continues investigating the E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from California, literally tons of lettuce are ending up in landfills. Now, some agriculture companies are using a voluntary labeling system to help consumers stay informed and hopefully avoid food waste in the future.