The Food and Drug Administration is urging the produce industry and various organizations studying how E. coli came into contact with romaine grown in Yuma, Ariz., to continue working with the agency on the issue.
A springtime outbreak tied to romaine lettuce, along with erratic weather in California, rising freight rates and the usual competition from regional deals presented a challenge for California leaf and lettuce growers.
A wave of illnesses traced to a Brevard, N.C., McDonald’s restaurant is norovirus, and the county health department said it’s not related to a multi-state outbreak from cyclospora in the fast food chain’s salads.
Two weeks after nearly 3,000 McDonald’s pulled salads from Fresh Express in connection with cyclospora parasite infections, the salad company recalled deli wraps and salads for retail containing chopped romaine.
Food safety experts say there’s no cause for undue concern about the safety of California greens this summer, despite a foodborne illness outbreak in the spring attributed to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz.
Diving into the issues surrounding the E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma region, the Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force has divided into four working groups this summer.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle discuss their travels to United Fresh and Forbes AgTech this week and analyze the latest information released about the FDA's investigation into the romaine outbreak.