[Market-farming] Spinach contamination
adriana at chefsgreens.com
Sun Sep 17 03:46:44 EDT 2006
>While bagging surely exacerbates the problem, the problem didn't originate
>there. Safe handling of manure is critical. Sanitation among harvesters and
>handlers is also critical. Another example of how?mega-farming broadens
>risk to greater numbers of consumers, whether conventional or organic.
The producer in question is Earhtbound Farms, a pioneer in the production of
organic salad mixes. They got so big that they recently acquired the Pride
of San Juan company. Take a look at
The recalled brands are:
. Bellissima . Cheney Brothers . Coastline . Compliments . Cross Valley .
D'Arrigo Brothers . Dole . Earthbound Farm
. Emeril . Fresh Point . Green Harvest . Jansal Valley . Mann . Mills Family
Farm . Natural Selection Foods . Nature's Basket
. O Organic . Premium Fresh . President's Choice . Pride of San Juan .
Pro-Mark . Rave Spinach . Ready Pac . River Ranch
. Riverside Farms . Snoboy . Superior . Sysco . Tanimura & Antle . The
Farmer's Market . Trader Joe's
It demonstrates how the scale of these operations can be spread
contamination on a huge scale by virtue of the massive comingling of
production. The smaller the operation the less risk of large scale impact.
Bigger is not always better.
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