SAFEWAY REVISES JUICE RULE IN WAKE OF E. COLI OUTBREAK

PLEASANTON, Calif. (FNS) -- Safeway here has set new standards for carrying fresh juice products in all its stores, in the wake of E. coli contamination of apple-juice-based products manufactured by Odwalla, Half Moon Bay, Calif.The chain said it will carry only fresh juices that have a pH level of 4.6 or lower, making them too acidic for E. coli bacteria to live, or that have been heat-treated or

PLEASANTON, Calif. (FNS) -- Safeway here has set new standards for carrying fresh juice products in all its stores, in the wake of E. coli contamination of apple-juice-based products manufactured by Odwalla, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

The chain said it will carry only fresh juices that have a pH level of 4.6 or lower, making them too acidic for E. coli bacteria to live, or that have been heat-treated or pasteurized.

"Because the federal government is reviewing the issue and has ser

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