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Old Soul’s Farms recalls leafy green products due to possible Listeria risk

- General News
Old Souls Farms, LLC, located at in St. Paris, Ohio, is initiating a voluntary recall of greenhouse leafy green products following a positive test of Listeria monocytogenes.

Food safety tips for produce and fresh-squeezed juices

- General News
Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, and juices. However, it is important to safely handle these foods because they are often consumed raw.

FDA marks one year of smarter food safety new era

- General News
One year ago today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint.

FDA releases Cyclospora action plan

- General News
As part of our ongoing efforts to combat foodborne illness and aligned with our New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative, today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the Cyclospora Prevention, Response and Research Action Plan.

Asian specialty mushrooms recalled due to Listeria risk

- General News
The Food and Drug Administration issued recall alerts for enoki and seafood variety specialty mushrooms imported from Asia from several companies because of a risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

FDA Romaine sampling program in 2019-20 found no pathogens

- General News
The FDA conducted a small, focused assignment in 2019 and 2020 to collect samples of raw agricultural commodity romaine lettuce to test for pathogenic Escherichia coli (specifically, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli or STEC) and Salmonella spp., microbial hazards repeatedly linked to foodborne illnesses associated with romaine lettuce consumption.

FDA seeks innovative traceability tools, opens dialogue on advancing food safety with technology

- General News
FDA says it's working differently to enhance food traceability and support the use of technology to strengthen the food safety system.

FDA investigation of 2020 Salmonella outbreak linked to red onions points to irrigation water

- General News
The FDA released a 2020 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Red Onions Report that includes an overview of our investigation findings, including factors that potentially contributed to the Salmonella contamination of red onions.

FDA to start sampling lettuce grown in Salinas Valley, CA

- General News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be collecting and testing samples of lettuce grown in California’s Salinas Valley from local commercial coolers from May through November 2021.

FDA report warns leafy greens growers of adjacent land risk

- General News
As part of our ongoing efforts to combat foodborne illness, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a report on the investigation into the Fall 2020 outbreak of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 illnesses linked to the consumption of leafy greens grown in the California Central Coast.