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Pandemic shifts FDA’s food safety plans

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

LGMA forms Adjacent Lands Subcommittee to make Romaine safer

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A special new subcommittee has been appointed by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms may be contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce.

Homegrown Organic Farms earns EFI Certification for Stone Fruit

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Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce its certification from Equitable Food Initiative for its California grown, organic stone fruit – the first stone fruit operation ever to be EFI certified.

Safety at work on California strawberry Farms

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A new video produced by the California Strawberry Commission highlights how strawberry farmers, in the midst of peak harvest season and during a global pandemic, are implementing safety practices in the fields to keep their employees healthy, and ensure they are providing safe, delicious and nutritious strawberries for consumers.

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

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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.

UNFI recalls organic basil after cyclospora sampling

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United Natural Foods, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Wild Harvest Organic Basil distributed out of UNFI’s Hopkins, MN distribution center to select retailers in Minnesota between 4/18/2020-5/8/2020.

LGMA hires compliance officer for food safety programs

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Sacramento, CA, May 11, 2020 -The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) BB #:210653 announced today …

iFoodDS acquires HarvestMark

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This combined solution is unique in the industry. It enables streamlined management of day-to-day food safety and quality control risks—regardless of where they occur in the supply chain—by providing traceability, both at the lot and item level, with continuous real-time tracking of food safety practices.

A way for growers to operate more safely near an animal feed lot

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The produce industry has been working on how to operate more safely near concentrated animal feeding …