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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.

FDA’s partnership with Mexican counterparts strengthens food safety

- General News
As the food supply becomes increasingly global, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s partnerships with our regulatory counterparts and food producers in other nations are more important than ever.

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

- General News
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 to use new romaine sampling plan in Yuma

- General News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching an assignment to collect romaine lettuce samples from commercial coolers in the Yuma County, AZ growing region during the current harvest season.

LGMA stresses food safety measures as fall FDA leafy greens investigation concludes

- General News
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has been following closely the findings of FDA’s investigation into an outbreak announced on October 28, 2020 that was potentially associated with our products.