Food Safety

Update regarding E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an update regarding the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with romaine lettuc... continue reading »

Produce groups comment on E. coli breakout linked to lettuce

 After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a connection between a multi-state E. coli outbreak and romaine lettuce... continue reading »

FDA tracking E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine

The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control, along with state and local health officials, are investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. c... continue reading »

FDA updates cut-offs for FSMA exemptions

The FDA said that it is changing how it calculates a company’s sales, which affects whether or not some companies can be exempt from some requiremen... continue reading »

High pressure processing plant to open in Ohio

Hydrofresh HPP, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, is constructing a $10 million pasteurization plant slated for opening in April 2018 in Delphos... continue reading »

MOST continues with global expansion

MOST, Sweden-based real-time data and temperature tracker manufacturer, is expanding its trials with sea freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel. The compa... continue reading »

APHIS publishes final rule to standardize phytosanitary treatment regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its treatment regulations to standardize the pro... continue reading »

PMA’s Gorny to join FDA as produce safety science advisor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has hired James Gorny, Vice President of Food Safety and Technology at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) a... continue reading »

FDA, USDA reach agreement on on oversight cooperation

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb,  reached a formal agreement Jan. 30 aimed at making the oversight of foo... continue reading »

California creates new produce safety program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has created a new unit within its Inspection Services Division called the Produce Safety Prog... continue reading »