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FDA updates Dole packaged salad Listeria outbreak investigation

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According to the CDC, as of February 1, 2022, 17 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 13 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from August 16, 2014 to December 30, 2021 (one case occurred in 2014 and the remaining cases occurred between 2018 and 2021).

CDC declares baby spinach E. coli outbreak over

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The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, investigated illnesses in a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. As of January 6, 2022, CDC declared this outbreak over.

CDC links E. coli outbreak to baby spinach

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Epidemiologic and laboratory data show that Josie’s Organics prepackaged baby spinach with a “best by” date of October 23, 2021, may be contaminated with E. coli and may be making people sick.

USDA, FDA reaffirm no evidence shows transmission of COVID-19 through food or food packaging

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After more than a year since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a global health emergency, the USDA, the U.S. FDA and the U.S. CDC continue to underscore that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging associated with or as a likely source of viral transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing COVID-19.

FDA closes investigation of E. coli outbreak tied to leafy greens

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The epidemiology and traceback investigation have determined that the outbreak was linked to leafy greens. The epidemiological and traceback investigations were not able to determine a specific type of leafy green linked to illnesses.

FDA links fall E. coli outbreak to leafy greens

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 The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in the fall of 2020. The epidemiology and traceback investigation have determined that the outbreak was linked to leafy greens.

Coronavirus affecting exports to China

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The outbreak of Coronavirus hasn’t significantly disrupted the produce supply chain in the U.S., but groups may soon have to make some preparations, as exports to China are beginning to feel the effects.

Romaine outbreak illnesses rise above 100

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From the Food and Drug Administration December 4, 2019: Recommendation FDA, CDC, and state health authorities …

CDC increases illness count in Hepatitis A outbreak linked to fresh blackberries

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From the Food and Drug Administration December 3, 2019: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), …

CDC reports more cases in Hepatitis A outbreak linked to fresh blackberries

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From the Food and Drug Administration November 26, 2019: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), …