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E. coli outbreak over, but not the investigation into romaine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from coastal counties in California appears to be over.

Questions on romaine losses continue in Canada

Canada’s Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corp. has received numerous calls from companies importing U.S. romaine regarding who’s responsible for losses in the E. coli outbreak in both countries.

FDA finds E. coli in irrigation reservoir, narrows romaine advisory

The FDA has named Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County as one source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine — but it cautions that the finding does not explain all the illnesses in the outbreak.

Canada adds import rules for romaine from the U.S.

All romaine products — and salad blends not containing romaine — exported to Canada face new standards in the wake of new labeling in the U.S.

Romaine lettuce supplies return in post-purge push

Romaine is slowly making its way back to store shelves following the Food and Drug Administration’s six-day “purge” of all products containing the leafy green.

Reflections on retailer responses to romaine

I visited 12 grocery stores in the Kansas City area the evening that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked another E. coli outbreak to romaine, and the Nov. 20 trip was far more revealing than I expected.

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.

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.