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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.

UPDATED: McDonald’s supplier Fresh Express aids in investigation

Two weeks after nearly 3,000 McDonald’s pulled salads from Fresh Express in connection with cyclospora parasite infections, the salad company recalled deli wraps and salads for retail containing chopped romaine.