LGMA seems to be saying that romaine safety cannot be guaranteed by current testing methods, which is not the kind of impression that the industry probably wants to leave.
On October 15, CPMA food safety specialist Jeff Hall alerted members that CPMA created a task force to address the CFIA rules.
In response to CFIA requirements, a group of industry associations released a Question-and-Answer document, which was updated October 7.
We are writing today to express our deep concerns with the intended implementation on October 5th of CFIA’s new temporary preventative control measures for romaine lettuce imported from the U.S.
Effective October 7, 2020, the CFIA will require importers to either provide proof that romaine lettuce destined for import into Canada does not originate from counties in the Salinas Valley, or provide an official certificate of analysis from an accredited laboratory confirming that the lettuce has below-detectable levels of E. coli.
The Food Recall Warning issued on September 19, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the CFIA food safety investigation.
Les Jardins Picoudi is recalling Picoudi brand microgreens from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
Krown Produce Inc. is recalling Krown brand red and yellow onions grown by Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, California, and imported from the USA, from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product described below due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The food recall warning issued on August 1, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's food safety investigation.