E. coli

Romaine Task Force issues labeling update

The California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has shared an update from the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California: "A work ... continue reading »

PMA’s Bob Whitaker to speak on E. coli outbreak prevention

With this winter’s romaine E. coli outbreak still weighing on many in his audience, produce safety leader Bob Whitaker will share his latest perspec... continue reading »

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Studying causes of E. coli outbreaks help determine best practices

By Kathy Gibbons | Contributing Writer In late winter 2017, an outbreak of E. coli in both the U.S. and Canada was traced to romaine lettuce or lea... continue reading »

California farm identified in E. coli outbreak recalls cauliflower, green and red leaf lettuce

The California farm identified as one possible source of an E. coli outbreak that sparked a nationwide recall of romaine lettuce recalled red leaf let... continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »