It’s a rare day when two multistate and one single state outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 are declared over.

It’s likely even a first-time event, just another in the odyssey that’s played out since late 2017 when romaine lettuce began spreading the dangerous adulterant that originates in bovine intestines.

The
Continue Reading E. coli outbreaks may be over, but without a source or root cause for the romaine problem

Produce industry leaders say work to review and improve food safety measures for romaine lettuce and other leafy greens is on track and should mostly be wrapped up in March 2020, two years after a deadly outbreak.

Once the recommendations are in place, work toward implementation will begin, with the
Continue Reading Recommendations on romaine, leafy greens soon to move to implementation stage

An industry trade group representing California and Arizona produce growers isn’t happy with a recent federal court decision striking down government guidance for using composted municipal green waste on organic farms. Applying industrial compostIn a statement released June 21, Western Growers of Irvine, CA, expressed disappointment in the June 20 ruling by
Continue Reading Judge strikes down USDA compost guidance, orders a do-over