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Indoor leafy greens growers: Keep us outside FDA warnings

Indoor growers say their romaine should have been excluded from the FDA’s temporary blanket ban — although they agree consumer safety should always come first.

FDA names California counties involved in romaine/E. coli hunt

The Food and Drug Administration has released a list of the California Central Coast counties it has targeted as the potential origin of E. coli tainted romaine lettuce.

Romaine industry adopts new labels, product to return to stores

​​​​​​​The FDA says romaine lettuce is now safe to eat following the “purge” of product on the market, and grower-shippers agreed to new labeling standards that will include where the lettuce is grown.

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 policy would list retailers who have recalled food

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a policy of releasing the names of retailers who have products involved in outbreaks that could result in illness or deaths.

FDA to launch online portal for importers

The Food and Drug Administration is launching an online food safety resource for produce importers three months ahead of its original planned release.
Sep 19, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Imports, #FDA

FDA still investigating cyclospora in McDonald’s salads

The Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into the source of an outbreak of cyclosporiasis from McDonald’s salads continues, with a focus on distributors and growers of romaine and carrots in the salads.

More cyclospora cases reported in McDonald’s salad outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate infections caused by the parasite Cyclospora thought to have been transferred by McDonald’s salad, and the number of cases is still growing.

FDA encourages continued cooperation in Yuma outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration is urging the produce industry and various organizations studying how E. coli came into contact with romaine grown in Yuma, Ariz., to continue working with the agency on the issue.
Aug 06, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Outbreak, #E. coli, #FDA

NC McDonald’s illnesses not related to cyclospora outbreak

A wave of illnesses traced to a Brevard, N.C., McDonald’s restaurant is norovirus, and the county health department said it’s not related to a multi-state outbreak from cyclospora in the fast food chain’s salads.