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Canada adds to outbreak count, romaine investigation continues

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added to the number of cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce in that country.

FDA looks at labeling standard, plans to allow romaine return

In a trio of tweets Nov. 23, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb referred to plans to allow romaine to return to the market, and a possible new labeling standard to aid in tracing products in future outbreaks.

FDA believes E. coli-tainted romaine is from California

In a Thanksgiving Day tweet, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency believes the source of the E. coli-tainted romaine responsible for a nationwide ban on the lettuce is California.

National strategy needed for packaging goals

The St. Paul, Minn.-based packaging organization Ameripen is calling for a broad effort to build a comprehensive U.S. strategy to reach the goals of 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.

Organic Trade Association gives top ten organic enforcement priorities

Looking to help shape stronger organic enforcement standards, the Organic Trade Association has submitted comments to the USDA on its top ten priorities to boost the integrity of the global organic market.

Automated Packaging Systems introduces 2 baggers

Nov 21, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Packaging
Automated Packaging Systems, Streetsboro, Ohio, has two new Autobag packaging systems for flexibility with large bags.

Nov 21, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Packaging

Behold, the beloved cranberry

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: cranberry season.

Federal agencies to industry: stop shipping romaine

Federal agencies are asking romaine lettuce shippers to stop packing and selling their product as a second E. coli outbreak traced to the lettuce is under investigation.

UPDATED: CDC warns against romaine in E. coli outbreak

National health authorities are telling consumers, retailers and restaurants to avoid romaine lettuce in yet another E. coli outbreak with cases in 11 states and Canada.

Let’s Blend holidays: mushrooms in stuffing, green bean casserole

Monterey Mushrooms has a seasonal package for the Let’s Blend line of finely diced mushrooms, inviting consumers to use the products in stuffing, green bean casseroles and other holiday menu items.