Food Safety

E. coli rapid testing kit developed by Ontario scientists

A new E. coli rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada could revolutionize food safety testing. T... continue reading »

Romaine E. coli outbreak traced to California, CDC eases ban

The following is a Nov. 26 statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the current romaine lettuce E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak investigation: ... continue reading »

New outbreak of E. coli traced 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 ... continue reading »

FDA planning outreach to help stakeholders, farmers better understand Produce Safety Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working with partners to develop and make available resources to help stakeholders better underst... continue reading »

Arizona leafy green industry has gone to ‘unprecedented lengths’ following E.coli outbreak

Arizona’s leafy green industry is responding to the recent report by the FDA, issuing the following statement on Nov. 2: “During the seven mont... continue reading »

New allergen kits designed to prevent product cross-contamination

Dynamic Conveyor Corporation now offers an Allergen Kit to accompany its DynaClean sanitary conveyors. The new Allergen Kits are designed to prevent p... continue reading »

Trimble integrates SmartSense technology to monitor food safety data

Trimble is integrating SmartSense continuous temperature monitoring for food safety systems to provide remote, real-time temperature data for ... continue reading »

Arizona LGMA updates food safety practices

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (AZ LGMA) said it will enter its upcoming growing season with improved food safety practices in light of ... continue reading »

Walmart sends letter to leafy greens suppliers mandating blockchain

Walmart and Sam’s Clubs have sent a letter to their leafy greens suppliers asking them to install blockchain technology to track products back to th... continue reading »

Fresh Express convenes new panel to help solve cyclospora outbreaks

Fresh Express will form a Fresh Express Blue-Ribbon Panel to be chaired by epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm to study th... continue reading »