Hong Kong lifts California romaine ban
Hong Kong has lifted its ban on romaine lettuce grown in California, following a multistate E-coli outbreak linked to product from the state.
The Hong Kong Government informed the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office of its decision on Feb. 19, effective immediately.
The autonomous territory suspended imports of California romaine on Nov. 28 last year over food safety concerns.
Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety said that in view of the submission of the investigation report and the implementation of surveillance programme by the US authorities, it has conducted an assessment and decided to lift the suspension.