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.
The Food and Drug Administration has released results of hot pepper and avocado pathogen testing under a program that shines a spotlight on select fruits and vegetables to examine possible food safety issues.
The FDA says romaine lettuce is now safe to eat following the “purge” of product on the market, and grower-shippers agreed to new labeling standards that will include where the lettuce is grown.
In a trio of tweets Nov. 23, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb referred to plans to allow romaine to return to the market, and a possible new labeling standard to aid in tracing products in future outbreaks.
In a Thanksgiving Day tweet, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency believes the source of the E. coli-tainted romaine responsible for a nationwide ban on the lettuce is California.
The FDA investigation into an E. coli outbreak from Yuma, Ariz., romaine turned up no specific source, but concluded it’s likely contaminated irrigation water from a canal that passes near a cattle operation.
As the Yuma, Ariz., lettuce season begins, growers there will be following new food safety standards after an industry-led massive effort dug into the possible causes of an E. coli outbreak linked to Yuma romaine.
Lenexa, Kan. — Farm Journal Media announced today the promotion of Tom Karst to Editor-in-Chief of The Packer as the first key move in significantly expanding the Farm Journal Produce Division content team.
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.