Romaine lettuce is associated with elevated food safety risks. In Canada, there have been seven documented outbreaks of illnesses associated with romaine lettuce, and 16 recalls of romaine lettuce or products containing romaine lettuce because of E. coli O157:H7 from 2010 to 2019.
The owner of a farm where human waste was found in a field of produce told News 8 that it was a “complete accident” and “honest mistake.”
Owner Andy Stutzman declined to comment on camera Wednesday, but said his farm Kuntry Gardens does not use human waste as fertilizer. He said that five-gallon buckets of waste from an outhouse were mistakenly dumped in the field.
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