Food Safety

E. coli outbreak: Three California counties cleared for romaine lettuce distribution

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) organization released a statement Dec. 13 regarding the FDA’s announcement regarding roma... continue reading »

FDA: E. coli outbreak traced to Santa Barbara County farm

They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of the afternoon of Dec. 13, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts in the... continue reading »

New biofungicide available to leafy greens growers

Leafy greens growers now have a new biofungicide to protect against fungi, bacteria and soil-borne diseases. Aviv is the first clear liquid non-stai... continue reading »

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Food irradiation technology not widely used with fresh produce, but it could be

By Stephen Kloosterman | Contributing Editor Food irradiation technology has been around for more than 50 years as a way to kill pathogens, althoug... continue reading »

Food safety course schedule for 2019 released by Food Safety Net Services

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has announced its course schedule for food safety training for 2019. FSNS offers certified training programs that assi... continue reading »

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 »