A look at how E. coli O145 could have contaminated romaine lettuce on a farm in Yuma
Zach was born and raised on Bainbridge Island, WA. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College in 2009, Zach spent about one year at Food Safety News and left in early 2010 to work on Capitol Hill.
On May 6, Freshway Foods voluntarily recalled all of its products containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of May 12 or earlier due to potential E. coli O145 contamination. As of May 10,…
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
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
Last week, Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) introduced new legislation into the House of Representatives that would fix the Clean Water Act after it was damaged by two Supreme Court rulings.
The Supreme Court rulings, which
On cue with recent discussions regarding the regulation of non-O157:H7 strains of E. coli, two outbreaks of non-O157 shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strains have just emerged.
Michigan and Ohio are currently investigating at least…
Before the 1993 Jack in the Box outbreak, little was known about pathogenic E. coli. Since that time, however, E. coli has become nearly universally recognized as a deadly bacterium most commonly found in ground
KCTS 9, the public television station in the Seattle area, aired a short documentary last Friday on the history of food safety since the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that sickened
A group of retired military officers yesterday cited school lunches as a threat to America’s national security.
Mission: Readiness, as the group is called, appeared yesterday on Capitol Hill with Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind) and…
Late last year, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, in the first ever live Facebook chat between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the public, assured small meat processors and meat lockers that her