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FDA announces end to multi-state outbreak linked to McDonald’s

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants appears to be over.

CPS calls for research proposals

The Center for Produce Safety is accepting requests for proposals on food safety research for 2019.

FDA sampling program confirms cyclospora in U.S. cilantro

The Food and Drug Administration this summer detected cyclospora parasites on cilantro grown in the U.S., in what appears to the be first time a domestic product was identified as the source of the parasites.

Updated food safety guidelines available for tomato supply chain

The third edition of the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain has been released. 

Fresh Express tackles cyclospora head on with expert panel

Fresh Express, whose salads were pulled from about 3,000 McDonald’s restaurants after they were linked to a cyclospora outbreak, has a panel of food safety and industry experts to study the parasites.

United Fresh: It’s time to talk about food safety commitment

The United Fresh Produce Association has scheduled a number of food safety education events.

Bigger farms bear food safety costs easiest, study says

When it comes to bearing the cost of produce safety rules, the bigger the farm, the better.

USDA GAP audit now recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices Plus+ audit program for specialty crops is now accepted as technically equivalent by the Global Food Safety Initiative.

Will today’s food safety initiatives solve tomorrow’s problems?

The 2006 North American spinach E. coli outbreak was the largest in U.S. history, causing at least 276 consumer illnesses and 3 deaths because of tainted produce.

Lawmaker criticizes FDA handling of cyclospora outbreak

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., is pressing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for specifics about the investigation of the cyclospora outbreak linked to product sold by Fresh Express.