The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is implementing temporary import conditions for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley in California for the 2021 growing season.

The conditions apply to romaine from Santa CruzSanta ClaraSan Benito, and Monterey.

Between Sept. 30 and Dec. 31, 2021, importers of

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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

Dangerous pathogen E. coli O157:H7 survives longer in the soil of the Salinas Valley–otherwise known as America’s salad bowl–compared to other key leafy greens growing regions, according to new research funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The study, published last month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found
Continue Reading Leafy Greens Research: E. coli Survives Longer in Salinas Soil