Consumer Reports Urges Safety Standards for Leafy Greens

WASHINGTON — Consumer Reports yesterday released the results of a series of tests conducted on packaged leafy greens.

WASHINGTON — Consumer Reports yesterday released the results of a series of tests conducted on packaged leafy greens. The tests revealed high levels of “indicator organisms” — bacteria that don’t tend to make people sick, but are common indicators of poor sanitation.

No federal safety standards or limits are currently imposed on indicator bacteria in packaged salads. However, the tests found that 39% of salad samples exceeded the level of indicator bacteria that would be

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