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LGMA plans ‘overhaul’ of food safety rules in wake of outbreaks

E. coli outbreaks linked to California romaine over, but investigations continue, and growers are pledging stricter guidelines for leafy greens.

LGMA seminar informs buyers on food safety changes

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement is sponsoring a web seminar to educate buyers on recent agricultural water metrics changes.

LGMA's conducting review of food safety practices

As we deal with yet another outbreak involving romaine, calls to do more for food safety are coming from all fronts. No one is more frustrated than the producers of leafy greens that these types of outbreaks continue.

Three E. coli outbreaks have a Salinas romaine grower in common

Traceback investigations into three concurrent E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, Calif., area, has led to one common grower.

Fresh Express romaine in Wisconsin tests positive for E. coli

Wisconsin health officials, investigating 33 cases of E. coli, has found the pathogen in an unopened bag of Fresh Express brand chopped romaine from Salinas, Calif.

Fresh Express kit named in U.S., Canada E. coli cases

Federal health authorities in the U.S. and Canada are advising consumers not to eat a Fresh Express chopped salad kit, linking it to eight E. coli O157:H7 cases in the U.S. and 16 in Canada.

Canada investigates E. coli outbreak, recalls Fresh Express salad

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Fresh Express’ Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit with romaine from Salinas, Calif., linking it to 16 cases of E. coli in Canada.

UPDATED: E. coli outbreak numbers grow while investigation continues

(UPDATED, Dec. 6) The number sickened in outbreak caused by E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, Calif. continues to grow, while traceback investigators are focusing on three farms in the region.

Lettuce takes over on Produce Market Guide

Oranges were once again knocked out of the No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide, this time by lettuce, which moved up two slots from the previous week to take the lead the week of Nov. 25.

Seattle E. coli cases unrelated to Salinas, Calif., romaine

The King County (Ore.) Public Health Department is investigating an E. coli outbreak unrelated to the one believed to have originated in romaine grown in the Salinas, Calif., area.