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WGA, USDA, FDA push back against Chinese Customs COVID rule

- General News
In response to reports that Chinese Customs is requiring a Letter of Undertaking of Safety of Import Food for food shipments, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement: “The recent move by Chinese authorities to require a statement of undertaking for food importers is not based on any legitimate food safety concern.

Aldi recalls salads in Cyclospora outbreak

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On June 22, 2020, ALDI, in association with Fresh Express Inc., recalled ALDI’s 12-ounce Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salads from stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Fresh Express recalls salad kit due to undeclared allergens

- General News
Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Fresh Express 11.5-ounce Southwest Chopped Kit to the presence of undeclared wheat, soy, cashews, and coconut.

Pandemic shifts FDA’s food safety plans

- General News
Over the past few months the FDA has revised the blueprint in light of the lessons learned during the pandemic. Here's how.

LGMA members to use FDA report to prevent future outbreaks

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California leafy greens growers are pledging to incorporate findings from a report issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration into its ongoing process to strengthen required food safety practices on farms.

FDA issues report on fall 2019 Romaine lettuce outbreaks

- General News
As part of our ongoing efforts to combat foodborne illness, the FDA released the findings of an investigation into three outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that occurred in Fall 2019, all tied to romaine lettuce, that suggests the proximity of cattle to produce fields may have been a contributing factor.

FDA offers assurance about food safety and supply for people and animals during COVID-19

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A critical part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission is safeguarding the human and animal food supply, helping to ensure that our food is not contaminated at any point during its journey along the supply chain.

Some government inspections postponed while others continue during pandemic

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A Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman said a company’s employee testing positive for COVID-19 should not …

Korean mushrooms recalled due to Listeria

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The Food and Drug Administration released this information March 18, 2020: On March 9, 2020, Sun …

FDA: Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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The Food and Drug Administration released this information March 17, 2020: The following are resources available …