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FDA issues report on summer salmonella outbreak linked to CEA packaged leafy greens

- General News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that caused 31 reported illnesses and four hospitalizations in the U.S. between June and August 2021.

CDC declares baby spinach E. coli outbreak over

- General News
The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, investigated illnesses in a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. As of January 6, 2022, CDC declared this outbreak over.

CDC links E. coli outbreak to packaged salads

- General News
Six people ate Simple Truth Organic Power Greens, and one sick person ate Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens. Investigators are working to determine if additional products may be contaminated.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – December 30, 2021

- Analysis
For the final Week in Review for 2021, Pamela again checks in from Europe, this time from Southern Germany.

Dole’s suspended salad plants to cost $15-25MM

- General News
Dole Fresh Vegetables announced on 22 December 2021 a product recall for Salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and Yuma facilities due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

FDA attributes 10 hospitalizations, 1 death to Fresh Express packaged salad outbreak

- General News
The U.S. FDA is working to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections associated with the consumption of packaged salad.

CFIA clears fresh avocados as source of Salmonella outbreak

- General News
Upon further investigation, PHAC and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), have determined that fresh avocados are not the source of the outbreak and have confirmed frozen corn products as the source.

CFIA investigates salmonella outbreak linked to avocados

- General News
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections involving five provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The illnesses reported in Ontario were related to travel to Alberta and British Columbia.

CDC links E. coli outbreak to baby spinach

- General News
Epidemiologic and laboratory data show that Josie’s Organics prepackaged baby spinach with a “best by” date of October 23, 2021, may be contaminated with E. coli and may be making people sick.

UPDATED: E. coli outbreak linked to organic baby spinach

- General News
The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating illnesses in a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7.