EFSA experts have examined the quality of water used during operations in the fresh and frozen produce sector.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) asked the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) for a scientific opinion on the microbiological hazards associated with water use in the post-harvest handling and processing fresh

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For the second time this year, romaine lettuce growers are imposing measures they hope will end the recent string of E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks that were associated with their products last year. This latest action to strengthen food safety practices that will be required by romaine lettuce farms came Friday
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Leaders at the Food and Drug Administration charged with implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act knew agricultural water standards weren’t going to be met by someone in Washington D.C. snapping their fingers.

They decided more time for education and training would be required. The original 2018 compliance date for the
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Findings of E. coli in more than one in 10 tests on private water supplies in Scotland is “unacceptable,” according to the body that regulates water quality.

A report from Scotland’s Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) found that in samples taken last year for E. coli from regulated private water
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A federal judge in Baltimore has promised to issue his written decision, which could determine the future of the entire poultry industry on Maryland’s eastern shore, by year’s end. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson heard closing arguments on Nov. 30 in the case pitting a Kennedy scion and the
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