USA Today Hypes Risk of Bacteria in Produce

USA Today took another swipe at the produce packaging industry in today's Money section.

Reporter Julie Schmit buried an expert in her story who called the industry "superb" at processing vegetables to be safe and germ-free for consumers.

“The industry does a superb job of washing,” said Christine Bruhn of the Center for Consumer
Research at the University of California, Davis.
In fact, said Bruhn, “the bagged product is safer” than washing produce at home that has been purchased unpackaged at the grocery store.

Yet rather than put this point of view near the top of her article, Schimt buried these quotes at the end, long after sounding an alarming tone about the safety of pre-packaged produce.

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