NCDA FINDS NO PATHOGENS IN FRESH-CUT TEST

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In a first-time test for the presence of food-borne pathogens in fresh-cut produce products, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture found no evidence of disease-causing pathogens in 140 samples taken from supermarket shelves.ood Lion, Salisbury, N.C.; Winn-Dixie, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Bi-Lo, Mauldin, S.C., according to agency officials.The samples -- taken from items such

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In a first-time test for the presence of food-borne pathogens in fresh-cut produce products, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture found no evidence of disease-causing pathogens in 140 samples taken from supermarket shelves.

ood Lion, Salisbury, N.C.; Winn-Dixie, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Bi-Lo, Mauldin, S.C., according to agency officials.

The samples -- taken from items such as garden salads, Oriental salads, salad kits with dressings and toppings, cole

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