As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Leafy Greens STEC Action Plan, the agency will conduct on-farm surveillance sampling of leafy greens grown in the Salinas Valley region during FY 2022-23. Under this assignment, samples only will be collected from farms and/or ranches identified by traceback investigations in recent years as being potentially associated with an outbreak in which lettuce or leafy greens were identified as the likely or suspect food vehicle.

Sonia Salas

The most recent issue of the International Association for Food Protection’s journal “Food Protection Trends” is now available online, and features a peer-reviewed article, “Environmental Risk Factors in the Human Pathogen Transmission Pathways between Animal Operations and Produce Crops” that was co-written by two Western Growers Science executives.

The abstract of the article reads:

Ann Donahue

Pages

Food Safety

Join Western Growers

Western Growers members care deeply for the food they grow, the land they sustain, the people they employ, and the community in which they live.