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Outbreaks A, B, and C sickened at least 188 people in 2019 when they ate romaine lettuce contaminated with E Coli O157:H7. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on May 21 this year that the E. coli O157:H7 contamination responsible for all three romaine outbreaks likely came from fecal
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There’s no indication yet that anyone is the least bit embarrassed about the failure to yet identify the precise source of an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak involving at least 32 states and four Canadian provinces.  But nine consumer and food safety groups have stepped forward to demand that FDA
Continue Reading Make leafy greens “high risk” and chase them down quickly, say consumer groups

Last spring, the World Health Organization stated that there are “major gaps” in surveillance and data sharing related to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens and their impact on both animals and humans. One gap to fill is the amount of antibiotics consumed by food-producing animals worldwide each year. Estimates
Continue Reading Scientists Model Global Trends in Animal Antibiotic Use