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Pero Family Farms expands squash recall

- General News
Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its Butternut Squash Trays because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Industry leaders call to expand produce safety research

- General News
Calling out the need to expand research to answer produce-specific food safety questions, the Center for Produce Safety has launched a new capital fundraising campaign to finance the center’s research program for the next five years.

Pero Family Farms recalls value-added butternut squash

- General News
This voluntary recall was the result of notification of possible Listeria contamination from Race West Company, a supplier of butternut squash to Pero Family Farms.

Publix recalls butternut squash steam in bag due to listeria

- General News
This recall is the result of notification of a recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Pero Family Farms Company, LLC, the supplier of the butternut squash ingredient.

FDA proposes additional FSMA traceability recordkeeping

- General News
The FDA is proposing to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements (beyond what is already required in existing regulations) for persons who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods the Agency has designated for inclusion on the Food Traceability List.

United Fresh names Class Two of Produce Safety Immersion Program

- General News
United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the Class Two Fellows of the Produce Safety Immersion Program, sponsored by Renaissance Food Group at the gold level, and Ecolab as a silver sponsor.

Markon welcomes new food safety director

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Markon, whose reputation is built upon its dedication to food safety, is welcoming Kate Burr as its new Food Safety Director.

The work of food safety continues in 2021

- General News
Even as the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act turns 10 this week, food safety remains a work in progress.

FDA’s Frank Yiannas reflects on 10 years of FSMA

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A decade later, what can we say has been accomplished?  

FDA links fall E. coli outbreak to leafy greens

- General News
 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.