Beefing Up E. coli Detection

May 6, 2019 USDA ARS

At the ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Clay Center, Nebraska, scientists have developed a continuous sampling device (CSD) and a manual sampling device (MSD) to be used during beef processing.

Beef Producer Loses Appeal in Suit Against Omaha Packinghouse Over E. Coli Contamination

A Colorado-based producer of “natural” beef lost its appeal Friday over whether it should be reimbursed for some meat that became contaminated with a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria.

FDA Releases Report on Investigation into the Fall 2018 Outbreak of Illnesses Tied to Romaine Lettuce

February 14, 2019 FDA

FDA has released an overview of the investigation that led the agency to issue a public health advisory shortly before Thanksgiving warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce and asking the industry to remove these greens from store shelves.

FMI: Let us Begin to Unpack the Romaine Crisis

When the government issued a nationwide consumer advisory on all romaine lettuce just days before the biggest food holiday of the year, the operational impact was massive, and the repercussions continue today. Compounding the situation, this was the second consumer advisory to affect Romaine in one year.