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E. coli outbreak numbers climb; Canada adds romaine import rules

Federal agencies have increased the number of cases in the E. coli outbreak linked to Salinas, Calif., romaine, and investigators continue to seek the exact source of the lettuce.

Pennsylvania association awards Kegel’s Produce for food safety

The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association has given Kegel’s Produce, Lancaster, Pa., the Excellence in Food Safety Award.

‘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.

FDA: Do not eat Salinas romaine, E. coli traceback continues

As the number of E. coli cases linked to romaine has risen to 40, federal health and regulatory officials are warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce originating from Salinas, Calif.

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.

Ready Pac salad not a common link in 8-state E. coli outbreak

UPDATED: The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an eight-state outbreak of E. coli.

CDC releases final cyclosporiasis from Mexican basil report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its final report on multiple cases of cyclosporiasis this year, concluding that 10% were linked to imported basil from Mexico.

Maryland: E. coli related to romaine in Ready Pac salad

The Maryland Department of Health is advising consumers to not eat Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Chicken Caesar Salads with specific lot numbers, after seven cases of E. coli were reported in the state.

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.