Produce industry groups respond to E. coli outbreak

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SACRAMENTO — In response to Tuesday’s announcement by government health agencies in the United States and Canada of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine, a group of produce industry associations is relying on producers and retail/restaurant customers to support the government health agency advisories and is urging an industry-wide voluntary withdrawal of all romaine currently in marketing channels and held in inventory.

Participating associations include Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement,  Produce Marketing Association,  United Fresh Produce Association,  Western Growers,  Yuma Safe Produce Council and Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association.

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