The current edition of The Journal of Food Protection reports on another study into three outbreaks involving romaine lettuce contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli.  This one focuses on determining the source of the outbreak vehicle through traceback investigations. 

The Food and Drug Administration personnel traceback investigation experts employ a
Continue Reading Researchers review traceback investigations for the deadly romaine outbreaks

Findings of an investigation into the contamination of romaine lettuce implicated in three outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 during the fall of 2019 were published today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In late 2019 the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state partners investigated the
Continue Reading Fecal material from nearby feedlots likely cause of romaine outbreaks

Federal officials connected some of the dots in their investigation of an E. coli outbreak yesterday when they declared the outbreak over. It was one of three concurrent outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce in late 2019.

A total of 167 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7
Continue Reading Largest of three romaine-related outbreaks sickened 167 people in 27 states

Along with feedlot dust blowing in the wind and surface irrigation water flowing adjacent to feedlots, flies captured in leafy greens plots near feedlots are capable of transferring E. coli from animal operations to produce fields.

Set for publication in August in the “Journal of Food Protection,” new research from
Continue Reading Researchers confirm flies can transfer E. coli from feedlots to produce fields

They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of this afternoon, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts in the ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has led to Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Maria, CA.

The outbreak strain of E. coli O157H:7 has
Continue Reading BULLETIN: FDA names California romaine farm as CDC reports additional E. coli patients

2:30 p.m. CLARIFIED CONTENT Dec. 7, 2018 The FDA says shipping records show at least 10 distributors, 11 farms and 12 growers in the romaine lettuce supply chain are implicated in an ongoing E. coli outbreak that has now sickened almost 80 people in the U.S. and Canada.

Continue Reading More romaine victims reported — FDA says look to industry for change; industry says additional study needed