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Questions remain in FDA romaine E. coli investigation

An FDA report on an E. coli outbreak traced to California romaine offers no smoking gun into how and where the pathogen was transferred to the lettuce and distributed to numerous outlets.

FSMA course in Colorado focuses on preventive control rule

Produce industry associations are sponsoring a three-day Food Safety Modernization Act training class in Delta, Colo.

FDA resumes fresh produce inspections during shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 15 plans to start inspections of high-risk food facilities, which include leafy green processing plants, using mostly unpaid furloughed employees.

FDA seeks way to resume more inspections during shutdown

The FDA has stopped routine inspections of fresh produce and other food facilities because of the partial government shutdown, but its commissioner says plans are underway to somewhat remedy that.

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.

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.