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FDA believes E. coli-tainted romaine is from California

In a Thanksgiving Day tweet, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency believes the source of the E. coli-tainted romaine responsible for a nationwide ban on the lettuce is California.

UPDATED: CDC warns against romaine in E. coli outbreak

National health authorities are telling consumers, retailers and restaurants to avoid romaine lettuce in yet another E. coli outbreak with cases in 11 states and Canada.

Canada increases cases in salmonella outbreak

The Public Health Agency of Canada has increased the number of salmonella infections related to English cucumbers purchased in Western Canada this summer.

Arizona LGMA revises metrics in wake of E. coli outbreak

As the Yuma, Ariz., lettuce season begins, growers there will be following new food safety standards after an industry-led massive effort dug into the possible causes of an E. coli outbreak linked to Yuma romaine.

FDA policy would list retailers who have recalled food

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a policy of releasing the names of retailers who have products involved in outbreaks that could result in illness or deaths.

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.

FDA still investigating cyclospora in McDonald’s salads

The Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into the source of an outbreak of cyclosporiasis from McDonald’s salads continues, with a focus on distributors and growers of romaine and carrots in the salads.

More cyclospora cases reported in McDonald’s salad outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate infections caused by the parasite Cyclospora thought to have been transferred by McDonald’s salad, and the number of cases is still growing.

FDA encourages continued cooperation in Yuma outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration is urging the produce industry and various organizations studying how E. coli came into contact with romaine grown in Yuma, Ariz., to continue working with the agency on the issue.
Aug 06, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Outbreak, #E. coli, #FDA

NC McDonald’s illnesses not related to cyclospora outbreak

A wave of illnesses traced to a Brevard, N.C., McDonald’s restaurant is norovirus, and the county health department said it’s not related to a multi-state outbreak from cyclospora in the fast food chain’s salads.