July 30, 2019

Consumer Reports finds listeria on leafy greens purchased in eastern U.S.

Consumer Reports recently tested 284 samples of leafy greens from several grocery store chains, six (0.2%) of which tested positive for listeria.

The positive samples included a package of prewashed spinach and a package of prewashed organic spinach-spring mix. The other four were loose bunches of kale, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce and spinach.

The samples were purchased between June 3 and June 19 at stores in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Chains included Acme, Costco, Hannaford and Whole Foods.

Following Consumer Reports published findings, which was released July 26, the Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation, which is ongoing.

The full story can be found on consumerreports.org.