Safety Questions Linger Over Pre-Washed Greens Lettuce and spinach crops are in the ground now in California's Salinas Valley. They'll soon be arriving as pre-washed bagged leafy greens at your local supermarket. Are they safe to eat?
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Safety Questions Linger Over Pre-Washed Greens

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Safety Questions Linger Over Pre-Washed Greens

Safety Questions Linger Over Pre-Washed Greens

Safety Questions Linger Over Pre-Washed Greens

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Lettuce and spinach crops are in the ground now in California's Salinas Valley. They'll soon be arriving as pre-washed bagged leafy greens at your local supermarket. But after last fall's big E. coli outbreak in spinach that sickened 200 people and killed three, the big question is, are those leafy greens safe to eat?

Ben Adler of member station KAZU reports.