Baker Farms is recalling certain Baker Farms, Kroger and SEG Grocers brand names of kale in 1-pound plastic bags because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Kroger previously announced the recall for its kale.
Amid an ongoing outbreak, BrightFarms is expanding a recall of packaged salad greens that were produced in its Rochelle, IL, greenhouse farm and sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan because of potential Salmonella…
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Old Soul Farms LLC of St. Paris, OH, is recalling multiple leafy greens products after testing showed contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
“The positive test for Listeria monocytogenes was from a routine facility test of rainwater…
Continue Reading Wide variety of leafy greens under recall after positive tests for Listeria
The Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will be collecting and testing samples of lettuce grown in California’s Salinas Valley from local commercial coolers from May through November 2021.
The agency will test…
Continue Reading New testing program seeks to shed light on leafy greens outbreaks
Tim York is “passionately focused on food safety,” according to his biography from the California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA). And, maybe that’s true.
For anyone passionate about food safety, it inevitably means preaching…
Continue Reading LGMA’s York wants to bring pre-harvest testing to leafy greens in California
Citing numerous E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to leafy greens, the FDA is telling the industry that it’s past time for a head-in-the-sand view of cattle operations uphill from lettuce fields.
The chaos that the COVID-19 pandemic inflicted on the manufacturing sector and those who keep it running underscores the need to keep the supply chain operating effectively and rapidly.
In the early weeks of…
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This year’s Dirty Dozen list from the Environmental Working Group opens with a statement about COVID-19 and food safety, encouraging consumers to continue to eat fresh fruits and vegetables during the pandemic.
The CDC has declared a deadly E. coli O157:H7 outbreak over, but the cause remains a mystery.
The outbreak, which began in mid-December 2020, continued to make people sick through at least Jan. 12 this…
Continue Reading CDC closes outbreak investigation; source of E. coli remains unknown
Researchers seeking to develop better food safety testing for fresh produce, with a particular focus on lettuce, have received a boost in the form of a USDA grant.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute…
Continue Reading Scientists working on better testing for leafy greens, other fresh produce
The table below shows outbreak investigations being managed by FDA’s CORE Response Teams. The investigations are in a variety of stages. Some outbreaks have limited information with investigations ongoing, others may be near completion.…
Continue Reading FDA outlines foodborne outbreak investigations in weekly table