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Category Archives: Food Safety

Harmonized Standard Audit Now Available From Participating Audit Organizations

Mar 07, 2019

Harmonized Standard Audit Now Available From Participating Audit Organizations Encouraging and evaluating food safety practices in the growing and post-harvest environments United Fresh is pleased to announce that the Harmonized Standard Audit is now available from the following auditing organizations: Americert International Ceres Certifications, International (CCI) Equicert GLOBALG.A.P. Lighthouse Food Safety & Quality NSF Perry […]

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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