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Source of three E. coli outbreaks eludes FDA

The FDA is investigating three E. coli outbreaks, and although each one has a strain associated with current or past outbreaks linked to romaine, the agency said it has no specific evidence pointing to romaine.

FDA continues investigation into salmonella linked to peaches

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the outbreak of salmonella linked to peaches from Prima Wawona/Wawona Packing Co., but the Food and Drug Administration is continuing its investigation.

FDA: Red onion salmonella outbreak over; investigation isn’t

The Food and Drug Administration has declared the Salmonella Newport outbreak that was likely caused by red onions from Thomson International Inc. is over.

U.S., Mexico, sign agreement on enhanced food safety partnership

The Food and Drug Administration and its counterparts in Mexico are taking steps to strengthen collaboration on food safety, from outbreak investigations to training and outbreak prevention measures.

California leafy greens growers work to prevent outbreaks

Leafy green growers are pledging to follow recommendations that the Food and Drug Administration recently outlined in a report on E. coli outbreaks in romaine and other leafy Greens in 2019.

FDA continues import inspections remotely

The Food and Drug Administration is asking importers to send records required by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Foreign Supplier Verification Programs electronically.

Food industry releases response guidelines for COVID-19 employees

Members of the Food and Beverage Issues Alliance have collaborated with the Food and Drug Administration on guidelines for food companies to follow if an employee or customer tests positive for COVID-19.

FDA answers food safety questions regarding COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration is addressing food safety concerns about the coronavirus COVID-19 through an extensive Q&A that cover

FDA stops enforcing onsite audits and testing of imported food

The Food and Drug Administration has suspended enforcement of verifying Food Safety Modernization Act audit requirements for importers and food facilities because of the coronavirus COVID-19 spread.

FDA suspends inspections in foreign countries due to coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration has halted most inspections of food facilities outside of the U.S. through April, as travel restrictions increase in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.