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‘Frustration, heartbreak:’ E. coli outbreak draws grower response

With yet another E. coli outbreak linked to romaine rocking the produce industry, groups representing leafy greens growers say they are "devastated" and the situation is "unacceptable." 

Bill seeks FDA access to animal operations during outbreaks

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, has introduced a bill designed to allow regulators easier access to animal farms during investigations into the source of foodborne illness outbreaks.

Ready Pac brand processor recalls products with romaine

Processor Missa Bay LLC has recalled more than three dozen salad products with romaine as investigators search for a cause of an eight-state E. coli outbreak with 17 cases.

FDA extends deadline for comments on ‘New Era’ food safety plan

The Food and Drug Administration is extending the deadline for comments on the agency’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety campaign.

As romaine problems continue, FDA takes closer look

The Food and Drug Administration will be collecting romaine samples in California and Arizona for a year to test for salmonella and E. coli following several foodborne outbreaks linked to the lettuce.

Ohio State forum focuses on food safety science, policy

The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention at The Ohio State University has scheduled a food safety forum.

Wegmans adds salad bar items to Mann Packing recall

Wegmans is notifying customers that two products available at its in-store salad bars are involved in a national recall of Mann Packing Co. products due to concerns of listeria contamination.

FDA seeks accreditation of labs for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration wants to establish an accreditation system for labs that test foods.

FDA: No ‘actionable information’ in recent E. coli outbreak

A recent E. coli outbreak “likely associated with romaine lettuce” has come to light, with the Food and Drug Administration announcing there was no actionable information to alert consumers.

Government agencies partner with alliance to fight food waste

Three government agencies are partnering with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, with plans to formalize industry education and outreach with the three founders of the alliance.