Romaine Resources Everything You Need To Know About Romaine
Following a statement from the FDA and CDC on November 20, 2018 to pull all romaine lettuce and products containing romaine from the supply chain due to an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, the industry, working with these government agencies has moved forward to return romaine products to the marketplace.
The following resources have been gathered for your use as reference materials and to answer your questions about voluntary labeling.
United Fresh Resources and Statements
Questions & Answers on Voluntary Romaine Origin/Harvest Date Labeling (PDF) UPDATED SEPT 2020
Provenance Labeling Q&A Webinar
Analysis of 2016-2019 Outbreaks Linked by Whole Genome Sequencing DEC 20, 2019
Romaine Task Force: Final Report and Recommendations SEPT 30, 2019
Romaine Task Force Recommendations Webinar
Joint United Fresh and PMA Op-Ed on Romaine Task Force Report SEPT 30, 2019
PMA & United Fresh: Joint Comment on LGMA Revisions to Ag-Water Standards APR 25, 2019
Romaine Task Force Summary & Recommendations, open for comment through 4/12/19 APR 1, 2019
FDA and CDC Will Be Lifting Consumer Advisory Not to Eat Romaine LettuceNOV 26, 2018
Produce Industry Groups Respond to Protect Consumers in Romaine Outbreak NOV 26, 2018
Produce Association Letter to FDA-CDC DEC 7, 2018
Industry Letter to FDA Regarding Romaine Source Labeling NOV 25, 2018
Produce Association Letter to FDA-CDC NOV 22, 2018
2019 FDA US Outbreak Summary DEC 19, 2019
2019 CDC US Outbreak Summary DEC 19, 2019
United States outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce with implications for Canadians DEC 6, 2019
FDA Investigation Summary: Factors Potentially Contributing to the Contamination of Romaine Lettuce Implicated in the Fall 2018 Multi-State Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 FEB 13, 2019
CFIA Rescinds Import Requirements JAN 17, 2019
Government of Canada: Public Health Notice – Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce DEC 6, 2018
FDA Investigating Multistage Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce Grown in California NOV 28, 2018
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Current Romaine Lettuce E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Investigation NOV 26, 2018
Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce NOV 20, 2018
FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce NOV 20, 2018
Industry Organizations & Related Resources
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