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CAN (NB): Vertical farmer responds to E.coli outbreak

Many restaurants across the province are choosing to pull salads with romaine lettuce from their menus, in light of a E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy greens, but one Moncton bistro isn't worried about its Caesar salad.

At Tony's Bistro, head chef Jordan Holden said he's aware of the public health warning about romaine lettuce. While he said his bistro serves about 36 kilograms of lettuce a week, he isn't concerned.

"Since we're getting it locally grown, it's not really a big deal for us," said Holden.

"I've been to the plant where it comes from … I was never worried about it."

Holden buys from Local by Atta, a hydroponic, indoor farm in the Moncton Industrial Park. He tried the greens at a local farmer's market about a year ago and liked them so much he decided to serve them at his restaurant.

Read more at CBC News (Tori Weldon)

Publication date: 1/9/2018

 


 

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