The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a new outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections, but little information has been released.

Ten patients have been identified in the E. coli outbreak, but no information has been released about where they live or what their ages are.

The FDA reports that

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Today marks the beginning of the semi-annual meeting of the National Organic Standards Board, which advises the USDA’s National Organic Program on policies and regulations.

The five-day meeting will be live online with a recorded version to be posted on the National Organic Program website. 

“With input from
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Another person has been confirmed infected in an E. Coli O157 outbreak linked to organic yogurt from Pure Eire Dairy in Washington state.

Officials with the Washington Department of Health have not released details about the patient, except to say that the person lives in Arizona and is considered a
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Another child has been added to the list of patients in an E. Coli outbreak linked to local, organic yogurt. Some production at the implicated dairy, Pure Eire, remains shut down.

The Washington Department of Health reported to Food Safety News that the state has confirmed 16 people are sick.
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Shenandoah Growers Inc. is recalling its fresh cut, packaged organic basil packed at its Indianapolis location because sample tests showed the Cyclospora parasite. Retailers, including Kroger and Schnuck’s received the implicated herb.

The recalled products from the Harrisonburg, VA-based company were distributed to retail stores Feb. 3 and 4 in
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USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released the results of the 2019 Organic Survey.

It reports total sales of $9.93 billion in organic products, an increase of $2.37 billion, or 31  percent, from 2016.

There were 16,585 certified organic farms, a 17 percent increase from 2016, which accounted for
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European authorities have uncovered an operation allegedly making products out of decomposed apples, contaminated with mycotoxins and other toxic chemicals, unsuitable for human consumption and dangerous for public health.

Italian and Serbian authorities said they cracked the fraud ring that engaged in production and trade of allegedly organic food and
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Two new mothers who founded a baby food company in 2018 are recalling 11 products because Canadian inspectors found they could permit growth of the bacteria that causes botulism. There are no identifying codes on the products, except for the brand and flavor.  

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s recall notice
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