romaine lettuce

FDA: E.coli outbreak may have come from water near CAFO

· August 10, 2018

Earlier this month, the FDA participated in a meeting of the Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force in response to the serious outbreak of E.coli associated with romaine lettuce that occurred earlier this year. During that meeting the FDA shared a preliminary hypothesis that may link the outbreak to water near a Concentrated Animal Feeding […]

Romaine lettuce farmers take action to prevent future outbreaks

· June 5, 2018

While the FDA continues to investigate a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with romaine lettuce the administration says any contaminated product from the Yuma growing region has already worked its way through the food supply and is no longer available for consumption. As the romaine lettuce outbreak, that has claimed five lives and […]

Romaine lettuce harvest in Arizona has ceased

· May 1, 2018

As the FDA continues to investigate a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, confusion continues regarding the sources of romaine lettuce currently being harvested and shipped to restaurants and grocery stores. California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements, which represent companies producing 90 percent of the leafy […]

Romaine lettuce industry searches for E. coli outbreak source

· April 23, 2018

While romaine lettuce production has slowed down for the season in Arizona, the leafy green industry is working diligently with federal agencies to gather accurate information on the recent E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. “We are concerned about the impact to the country and especially for those who have suffered from this outbreak,” said Arizona Leafy Greens […]

Romaine lettuce outbreak: California farmers give more info

· April 19, 2018

The multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in romaine lettuce has definitely raised some questions among consumers about what is safe to eat and California leafy green producers want to help provide some answers. “The leafy greens community takes the responsibility of producing safe leafy greens very seriously. Not only are the foods we grow […]

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