Dr. Oz Discusses Romaine Safety and LGMA
CALIFORNIA - The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is continuing to fight the good fight, with Dr. Oz enlisting the association to join his show's discussion around food safety. In a recent episode, the talk-show host featured a conversation about romaine safety that included statements and information from the LGMA.
“Although the show contained some concerning dramatic effects to illustrate how romaine may be contaminated in the field or processing facilities, we were very encouraged to see the show’s producers relied heavily on information provided by the LGMA to describe actions being taken by the industry to protect consumers,” the LGMA said in a statement. “More importantly, the overall point of the segment encouraged continued consumption of leafy greens—in particular iceberg lettuce.”
In addition to the television spot, the Dr. Oz Show also featured a Q&A provided by the LGMA, which is posted on the series’ website.
“Although we will continue to be measured in our response to inquiries from the Dr. Oz Show, we are pleased the show's producers are relying on the LGMA as a credible source of information for their audience,” the LGMA continued.
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