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Here's what the Romaine Task Force is seeking input about

The Romaine Task Force is seeking input on a list of recommendations concerning outbreak prevention, traceability, product labeling and outbreak investigations.

Questions remain in FDA romaine E. coli investigation

An FDA report on an E. coli outbreak traced to California romaine offers no smoking gun into how and where the pathogen was transferred to the lettuce and distributed to numerous outlets.

FDA seeks way to resume more inspections during shutdown

The FDA has stopped routine inspections of fresh produce and other food facilities because of the partial government shutdown, but its commissioner says plans are underway to somewhat remedy that.

E. coli outbreak over, but not the investigation into romaine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from coastal counties in California appears to be over.

Questions on romaine losses continue in Canada

Canada’s Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corp. has received numerous calls from companies importing U.S. romaine regarding who’s responsible for losses in the E. coli outbreak in both countries.

FDA finds E. coli in irrigation reservoir, narrows romaine advisory

The FDA has named Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County as one source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine — but it cautions that the finding does not explain all the illnesses in the outbreak.

Romaine traceback in outbreak involves many farms, distributors

The Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into an E. coli outbreak has identified numerous potential sources of the pathogen, suggesting no single farm, processor or distributor is involved.

Canada adds import rules for romaine from the U.S.

All romaine products — and salad blends not containing romaine — exported to Canada face new standards in the wake of new labeling in the U.S.

Romaine lettuce supplies return in post-purge push

Romaine is slowly making its way back to store shelves following the Food and Drug Administration’s six-day “purge” of all products containing the leafy green.

FDA names California counties involved in romaine/E. coli hunt

The Food and Drug Administration has released a list of the California Central Coast counties it has targeted as the potential origin of E. coli tainted romaine lettuce.