California’s Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has released a list of steps the group and others in the produce industry, as well as regulators, have taken to address E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce.
As we deal with yet another outbreak involving romaine, calls to do more for food safety are coming from all fronts. No one is more frustrated than the producers of leafy greens that these types of outbreaks continue.
CHICAGO — Through a hypothetical outbreak scenario, a workshop at the United Fresh Produce Convention showed the considerable challenges federal investigators and regulators face when real outbreaks occur.
More than six years after cantaloupes from Colorado’s Rocky Ford region were implicated in a deadly listeria outbreak in the U.S., Australia is dealing with its own nightmare related to listeria and melons.