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Category Archives: Food Safety

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

United Fresh Commends USDA AMS for their support of the Harmonized Standard

Aug 13, 2018

Today, both USDA AMS and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) issued press releases announcing that the USDA HGAP+ audit, based on the Harmonized Standard, attained technical equivalency with version 7.1 of the GFSI guidance document. As Secretariat to the Harmonized Standard, United Fresh Produce Association, commends USDA for taking this important step to respond […]

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