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Category Archives: Food Safety

Questions & Answers on Voluntary Romaine Origin/Harvest Date Labelling

Dec 07, 2018

This questions and answer document has been created jointly by United Fresh Produce Association and the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) with input from our association colleagues across the supply chain and based on member questions, using the information available from FDA (commissioner statement and update) and CDC as of November 27, 2018. As the use […]

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FDA and CDC Will Be Lifting Consumer Advisory Not To Eat Romaine Lettuce

Nov 26, 2018

Update as of 11/26/18 at 7:00 pm (EST): Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the current romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7 outbreak investigation ### FDA and CDC recently let us know that later today they will be lifting their advisory for consumers not to eat any romaine lettucebased on a new voluntary labeling agreement with […]

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Produce Industry Groups Respond to Protect Consumers in Romaine Outbreak

Nov 20, 2018

In light of today’s announcement by government health agencies in the U.S. and Canada of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine, a group of produce industry associations (listed below) is relying on producers and retail/restaurant customers to support the government health agency advisories and is urging an industry-wide voluntary withdrawal of all romaine currently […]

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Updated Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain Now Available

Sep 04, 2018