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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

Romaine Task Force: Final Report and Recommendations
September 30, 2019

Joint United Fresh and PMA Op-Ed on Romaine Task Force Report 
September 30, 2019

Questions & Answers on Voluntary Romaine Origin/Harvest Date Labeling (PDF)
May 7, 2019

Provenance Labeling Q&A Webinar

PMA & United Fresh: Joint Comment on LGMA Revisions to Ag-Water Standards
April 25, 2019 

Romaine Task Force Summary & Recommendations, open for comment through 4/12/19
April 1, 2019

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


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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