It was evident during the rumored outbreak of the cyclospora bacteria in strawberries and raspberries. It was there this past spring when several cases of the E. Coli disease were linked to red leaf lettuce. And it surfaced recently in Japan when health officials there reported a radish crop infected with the E. Coli bacteria.
The threat of a pathogenic bacteria taking down produce by the caseload is omnipresent, and likely to remain so. Public perception still deems undercooked meat