The Romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least 32 people in 11 states in the United States has also sickened 22 people in Canada, according to Public Health Canada. Romaine lettuce has been identified as the outbreak source i
Supermarkets have started to relax quality specifications on a range of fruit & veg as the heatwave slashes volumes of available produce.
The FDA continues to investigate the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region. Any contaminated product from the Yuma growing region has already worked its way through the food supply and is
The ongoing outbreak is the largest of its kind since the deadly 2006 E. coli outbreak traced to fresh spinach, public health officials said.
Mash Direct have announced their products with be available in the US for the first time this week. The Comber-based firm will be selling eight of their products in Key Food supermarkets throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Ireland's largest bagged salad producer Willowbrook Foods has opened a new £700,000 production facility in Co Down. The fresh foods producer has developed a state-of-the-art production facility in Newtownards.
Salmonella has sickened eight people in three US states with a link to raw sprouts.
Viruses are a leading cause of foodborne disease in the European Union. Norovirus and hepatitis A virus are recognised as the main viruses of public health concern. Transmission of these viruses typically occurs through foods that are consumed raw su
The ongoing deadly Salmonella outbreak linked to imported Maradol papayas has sickened at least 141 people in 19 states. Since Salmonella is such an underreported illness, with a multiplier of 38, that means that there could be more than 5,000 people
The deadly Salmonella outbreak linked to imported Maradol papayas has now sickened at least 141 people in 19 states, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The global use of untreated waste water from cities to irrigate crops is much more widespread than previously estimated, says a new report. According to this updated assessment, nearly 30 million hectares are now using untreated water within 40km of
A Purdue University study shows that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill the potentially lethal pathogen.
A network set up by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deal with questions about the produce safety rule is struggling to cope, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published new guidance to assist growers with the safe production of fresh produce on farms. The guidance and its accompanying simplified leaflet outlines the potential risks associated with fresh produ
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