Spinach E. coli Outbreak Raises Food Safety Questions – Marler Blog

“We have the safest food supply on the planet,” said Samadpour, of IEH Laboratories. After the outbreak in spinach, the affected companies hired him to detect and prevent E. coli. “This was an anomaly. Something happened at the farm level. And there have been a lot of extra steps these companies are taking to make sure this product is safe.” Samadpour says Natural Selection foods now takes the unprecedented step of testing all its raw materials before they’re processed. He says safety is now rapidly improving. “These are watershed events in food safety – this is when the industry realizes there may be a problem they did not anticipate before.” – Marler Blog