PMA Statement: CDC and FDA declare 3rd E. coli outbreak over

December 23, 2020 Produce Marketing Association

In response to the CDC’s most recent update to their E. coli outbreak investigation, PMA has shared the following statement:

Tanimura & Antle Voluntary Recalls Packaged Single Head Romaine Lettuce Due to Potential E. Coli 0157:H7 Contamination

November 9, 2020 FDA

Out of an abundance of caution, Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling its packaged single head romaine lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand, labeled with a packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020, due to possible contamination with E. Coli 0157:H7.

New Import Requirement: E. Coli Testing For Some California Romaine -CFIA

Effective October 7, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will introduce a new temporary sampling and testing requirement for some California romaine lettuce prior to import into Canada.

Avoiding Food Contamination With a Durable Coating for Hard Surfaces

A new study from a team of University of Missouri engineers and food scientists demonstrates that the coating — made from titanium dioxide — is capable of eliminating foodborne germs, such as salmonella and E. coli, and provides a preventative layer of protection against future cross-contamination on stainless steel food-contact surfaces.

Outbreak Investigation of E. coli Linked to Ground Bison From Northfork Bison Distributions

July 17, 2019 FDA

Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of St. Leonard, Quebec is recalling its Bison Burgers & Bison Ground because they have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli: O121 and O103.