No Increase in Inspections Of Leafy Greens: Report

Federal officials inspect companies that grow and process salad greens an average of just once every 3.9 years, despite the fact that produce caused almost twice as many multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks than meat between 1990 and 2004, according to an investigative report by the Associated Press. In addition, the report found that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has inspected

WASHINGTON — Federal officials inspect companies that grow and process salad greens an average of just once every 3.9 years, despite the fact that produce caused almost twice as many multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks than meat between 1990 and 2004, according to an investigative report by the Associated Press.

In addition, the report found that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has inspected only 29 of California's leafy green vegetable farms since September 2006, when fresh

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