Thu September 28, 2006
Natural Selection to change food safety procedures
By John Sepulvado and Ben Adler
San Juan Batista, CA – At the center of the firestorm over the recent E. coli outbreak in spinach is Natural Selection Foods. That's the San Juan Batista company that grows and packs spinach under its own label, the popular organic brand Earthbound Farm and about 30 other brands, both organic and conventional. All three bags of Dole conventional baby spinach that have tested positive for E. coli went through Natural Selection's processing plant.
Natural Selection announced Thursday it's making some changes to its food safety procedures and said it would pay the out-of-pocket medical costs for people who've fallen ill from the latest E. coli outbreak. KAZU's Ben Adler spoke with KAZU's John Sepulvado about the company's plans.