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07:06AM Aug 22, 2019

FDA releases Arizona romaine sampling results

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
A Food and Drug Administration program that tested numerous romaine samples from Yuma, Ariz., found just one E. coli sample, which was non-pathogenic.
12:57PM Jul 26, 2019

California seeks small grower information for FSMA compliance

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is alerting 8,000 growers designated as “small/very small” by the FSMA of their obligations to follow the law, and when those obligations start.
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16:56PM Jul 25, 2019

FDA names Mexican basil as source of cyclospora outbreak

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
The Food and Drug Administration has named Mexican basil served at restaurants in four states as the likely source of a multi-state outbreak of 132 cyclospora illnesses.
11:24AM Jul 25, 2019

Northeastern cyclospora outbreak source investigated

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
Public health departments in Northeastern states are warning consumers of an outbreak of Cyclospora infections, and although there’s no source identified, imported produce is a common cause of the infections.
15:40PM Jul 19, 2019

FDA considers ‘regulatory actions’ against papaya distributor

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
CORRECTED: In response to a distributor’s refusal to recall Mexican papayas implicated in a salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration has alerted all of its customers and is pursuing
07:58AM Jul 17, 2019

Growers Express expands recall

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
Growers Express, Salinas, Calif., has expanded a recall of vegetables after product testing resulted in another positive sample of Listeria monocytogenes.
13:26PM Jul 12, 2019

FDA, papaya company discuss recall, disagree on evidence

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
(CORRECTED) Despite requests from the Food and Drug Administration, the distributor of Mexican papayas named by the agency in an outbreak of salmonella has declined so far to issue a