food safety

Penn State hosting food safety training

Is your farm in compliance with food safety standards? The FSMA Produce Safety Rule states: “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent... more »

FDA investigates counties in romaine E. coli outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday named specific romaine lettuce-producing California counties being investigated in connection with a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses. “Preliminary traceback information indicates that ill people in several areas across... more »

FDA eases ban on romaine lettuce related to E. coli issue

The following is a Nov. 26 statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the current romaine lettuce E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak investigation: "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control... more »

Fast E. coli test keeps bad food off shelves

A new E.coli rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada is revolutionizing food safety testing by producing results within hours, not days – and ensuring contaminated food doesn’t make... more »

E. coli lettuce outbreak ‘likely from California’

The romaine lettuce responsible for an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 30 people across multiple states likely originated in California, according to Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Gottlieb said Nov. 23 that the... more »

Groups react to E. coli related to romaine lettuce reports

Specialty crop organizations are responding to the outbreak of E. coli reports involving romaine lettuce. Western Growers' statement: "In response to the recent food safety alert issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... more »

Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the FDA are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coliO157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections. Public health investigators... more »

LGMA issues response to FDA update on E. coli outbreak findings

Scott Horsfall, CEO of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA), presented this response after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement Nov. 2 on findings from the romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7... more »

Findings from romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak; FDA’s plans

Earlier this year, the U.S. experienced the largest E. coli O157:H7 outbreak the country has seen in the last decade, leaving hundreds sick and claiming the lives of five people who consumed contaminated romaine lettuce. FDA Commissioner... more »

Link to cattle operation eyed in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners, continues to investigate a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to... more »

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