E. coli

Maryland investigating E. coli cases linked to packaged salads

The Maryland Department of Health is investigating a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157) infections among seven patients in Maryland. All rep... continue reading »

UMass food scientist making strides in foodborne disease testing

University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist Matthew Moore has received two grants from the USDA to apply new technology in an effort to more qu... continue reading »

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Leafy greens organization reacts to recent E. coli situation

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has issued a reaction to an Oct. 31 U.S. Food and Drug Administration release of informatio... continue reading »

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

In late winter 2017, an outbreak of E. coli in both the U.S. and Canada was traced to romaine lettuce or leafy greens, causing multiple illnesses and ... 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 »