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Insect Advisory: Red Aphids in Romaine Lettuce

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August 29, 2011

 

Please be advised that we have been finding an abundance of live red aphids in whole heads of romaine lettuce, as is evidenced in the picture below: 




As such, we do not recommend using whole heads of romaine lettuce until further notice. Instead, you may use romaine hearts which are known to be less infested. Andy Boy is a recommended brand. The hearts of romaine must be washed and checked individually according to our policy which can be found at the following link:

http://cor.ca/view/186/cor_posts_fruit_and_vegetable_inspection_manual.html

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