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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.

FDA: Continued papaya outbreaks ‘unacceptable’

The FDA, citing eight foodborne illness outbreaks linked to papayas since 2011, says repeated outbreaks are unacceptable and the industry must take action to step up food safety efforts.

FDA names Mexican basil as source of cyclospora outbreak

(UPDATED) The Food and Drug Administration has named Mexican basil served at restaurants in four states as the likely source of a multi-state outbreak of 132 cyclospora illnesses.

Northeastern cyclospora outbreak source investigated

Public health departments in Northeastern states are warning consumers of an outbreak of Cyclospora infections, and although there’s no source identified, imported produce is a common cause of the infections.

FDA finds no “potential point of contamination” in outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration, which inspected a Del Monte Fresh Produce processing facility in the wake of salmonella cases linked to vegetable trays, has found no trace of salmonella.

Mexico: salmonella link to imported papaya ‘premature’

Mexico’s National Service of Health, Food Safety and Food Quality, SENASICA, has described linking a salmonella outbreak to Mexican papayas as “premature.”

UPDATED: FDA links Mexican papaya to outbreak, asks for halt to sales

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an outbreak of salmonella linked to whole fresh papayas from Mexico.

FDA seeks comments on sprout seed food safety guidelines

The Food and Drug Administration has released a proposal on food safety guidelines for the sprout industry and will be taking public comments until late August.

Fresh Express cyclospora panel releases preliminary report

A panel of food safety experts brought together by Fresh Express after an outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis in 2018 has released an interim report.

Hedgehogs or lettuce, outbreak investigations are complex

CHICAGO — Through a hypothetical outbreak scenario, a workshop at the United Fresh Produce Convention showed the considerable challenges federal investigators and regulators face when real outbreaks occur.