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Zach Mallove

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How Did E. coli O145 Contaminate Lettuce? Part III

A look at how E. coli O145 could have contaminated romaine lettuce on a farm in Yuma – Part III 

As state and federal public health officials continue to investigate the E. coli O145 outbreak tied to bagged Freshway Foods romaine lettuce, which has sickened at least 23 people in 4 states, many questions remain.

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How Did E. coli O145 Contaminate Lettuce?

A look at how E. coli O145 could have contaminated romaine lettuce on a farm in Yuma As state and federal public health officials continue to investigate the E. coli O145 outbreak tied to bagged Freshway Foods romaine lettuce, which has sickened 19 in 3 states, many questions remain. The supply chain from the field… Continue Reading

AgriBeef Pays for Clean Water Act Violations

Washington Beef, a slaughterhouse in central Washington, agreed last week to pay $750,000 in civil penalties for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act between 2003 and 2009. In addition to the monetary penalty, Washington Beef will install several pieces of new waste water treatment equipment which are expected to cost the beef company up to… Continue Reading

House Hearing Focuses on FDA Oversight

Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to discuss the role and performance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in ensuring food safety. The hearing was the twelfth of its kind since a nationwide E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to spinach sickened 205 and killed five. The focus of… Continue Reading