E. coli

USDA releases results of Yuma leafy greens E. coli testing

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found almost no salmonella or shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in commercial coolers in Yuma, Arizona, in... continue reading »

Leafy greens organization strengthens water safety requirements

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement's (LGMA) board of directors has voted to strengthened mandatory food safety practices required on farm... continue reading »

3M’s E. coli/coliform testing system wins Gold Edison Award

3M's Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate has won a Gold Edison Award in the Lab Advancement category. The ceremony took place at The Capitale... continue reading »

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 »