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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.

UPDATED: Hepatitis A outbreak linked to fresh blackberries

(UPDATED Nov. 21) Federal agencies are investigating Hepatitis A cases in three states that are “potentially linked” to fresh blackberries bought at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets stores in three states in September.

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.

FDA seeks accreditation of labs for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration wants to establish an accreditation system for labs that test foods.

FDA: No ‘actionable information’ in recent E. coli outbreak

A recent E. coli outbreak “likely associated with romaine lettuce” has come to light, with the Food and Drug Administration announcing there was no actionable information to alert consumers.

FDA’s New Era of Food Safety meeting, webcast, reach capacity

A meeting designed to shed light on the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative is so popular that no spots are available, and the webcast of the meeting has also hit the maximum number allowed.

Romaine Task force calls for action, further study of outbreak causes

The final report from the Romaine Task Force, convened in the wake of several outbreaks traced to the lettuce, is far from the final say in the matter, with some recommendations for action as soon as December.

FDA, industry to study pathogens in Yuma growing region

The Food and Drug Administration has formed a partnership with the Yuma, Ariz., leafy greens industry and other groups in a multi-year study to determine how crops in the area are getting contaminated with pathogens.

FDA to talk about New Era of Food Safety plan

The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a public meeting on its New Era of Smarter Food Safety campaign.