LATEST NEWS FROM Outbreak

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10:12AM Nov 25, 2019

‘Frustration, heartbreak:’ E. coli outbreak draws grower response

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

With yet another E. coli outbreak linked to romaine rocking the produce industry, groups representing leafy greens growers say they are "devastated" and the situation is "unacceptable."

20:04PM Nov 24, 2019

Bill seeks FDA access to animal operations during outbreaks

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, has introduced a bill designed to allow regulators easier access to animal farms during investigations into the source of foodborne illness outbreaks.

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18:29PM Nov 24, 2019

FDA: Do not eat Salinas romaine, E. coli traceback continues

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

As the number of E. coli cases linked to romaine has risen to 40, federal health and regulatory officials are warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce originating from Salinas

09:44AM Nov 21, 2019

Ready Pac brand processor recalls products with romaine

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Processor Missa Bay LLC has recalled more than three dozen salad products with romaine as investigators search for a cause of an eight-state E. coli outbreak with 17 cases.

18:22PM Nov 19, 2019

CDC releases final cyclosporiasis from Mexican basil report

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its final report on multiple cases of cyclosporiasis this year, concluding that 10% were linked to imported basil from Mexico.

12:46PM Nov 01, 2019

FDA seeks accreditation of labs for food safety

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Food and Drug Administration wants to establish an accreditation system for labs that test foods.

09:47AM Nov 01, 2019

FDA: No ‘actionable information’ in recent E. coli outbreak

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

A recent E. coli outbreak “likely associated with romaine lettuce” has come to light, with the Food and Drug Administration announcing there was no actionable information to alert consumers.