Jamaicans Reassured of Safety of Local Lettuce Amid US Report of E.Coli Outbreak

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No Romaine Lettuce has been imported since the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, MICAF issued a ban on the vegetable earlier this year.

That’s according to Communications Specialist at the Consumer Affairs Commission, CAC, Dorothy Campbell.

Ms Campbell says she’s unsure if other types of lettuce have also been banned.

But she says the conditions that affect the imported romaine lettuce do not affect the local ones.

This as Jamaicans grow fearful following news of a bacterial outbreak in the US being linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce grown there.

Meanwhile she’s urging Jamaican retailers and restaurants to alert their buyers or consumers of the source of their romaine lettuce.

Ms Campbell suggests this may allay fears.

She says some larger supermarkets already do this to help consumers.

Dorothy Campbell, Communications Specialist at the CAC speaking with Patria Kaye Aarons and Rodje Malcom on Nationwide This Morning.



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