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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.

PMA and United Fresh task force addresses recent food safety issues

Last year proved to be a difficult year for the leafy greens sector, with three outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce.

Light and moderate users will fuel organic growth in years ahead

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Consumers who have taken organic produce to its elevated importance today won’t be the same consumers who will take it to the next level.

HLB cases on the rise in California

The number of huanglongbing (HLB) detections in California increased 160% from 2017 to 2018, according to the California Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program.

CPS challenge offers $500K to target cause of outbreaks

The Center for Produce Safety, Woodland, Calif., is sponsoring a $500,000 challenge, seeking answers to cross-contamination issues in growing areas.

Look to Asia, Africa for growth in produce sales

NEW YORK, N.Y. – As population and per-capita consumption growth slows in the U.S., fresh produce marketers may be wise to focus on faster-expanding markets in Asia and Africa.

Hass avocados participate in food and nutrition expo

The Hass Avocado Board continues its education of food and nutrition professionals by exhibiting at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo.

CPS names next round of produce safety projects

The Center for Produce Safety has announced 13 new research awards at about $2.6 million.

CPS calls for research proposals

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

Walmart helps Idaho tackle cause of rejected potato loads

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — University of Idaho researchers are working with Walmart to look at the reasons behind rejected or downgraded potato loads at the chain’s distribution centers.