• FDA promises to enhance safety of imported produce with new initiative

    2 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    With 32 percent of the country's fresh vegetables and 55 percent of its fresh fruit imported from other countries, the Food and Drug Administration is launching renewed efforts to make sure that produce is safe for consumption.
    In a new initiative announced this week, Activities to Enhance the Safety of Imported Produce , the agency is building on work begun in February 2019, according to an FDA statement. The 2019 effort, called the Strategy for the Safety of Imported Food , covered the agency's approach to imported food.
    This year's effort is intended to help stakeholders better...
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  • New outbreak under investigation; FDA ends work on another without finding source

    New outbreak under investigation; FDA ends work on another without finding source

    2 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    The FDA is investigating one new outbreak and has closed an investigation on another.
    On Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration announced a new Salmonella Litchfield outbreak that has sickened at least 28 patients. The source of the pathogen has not yet been identified.
    In its outbreak announcement, the FDA did not indicate how old the patients are or where they live. The agency also did not report whether any patients have been hospitalized.
    As of Wednesday evening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not posted any information about the outbreak. This is not unusual...
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