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.
Canada’s Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corp. has received numerous calls from companies importing U.S. romaine regarding who’s responsible for losses in the E. coli outbreak in both countries.
The FDA has named Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County as one potential source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine — but it cautions that the finding does not explain all the illnesses in the outbreak.
Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle discuss the major stories of this week, including why the latest update on the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine from Arizona might be a big help to the FDA in its traceback investigation.
Industry leaders answer questions including why warnings were issued about romaine before a specific source was identified, when we can expect an update, how retailers should communicate about the outbreak, and more.