On January 9, 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provided an update related to the recent outbreak of E.coli 0157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce. CDC declared that this outbreak appears to be over. FDA recommends suppliers and distributors to continue labeling romaine lettuce with its harvest location and date or label as hydroponically- or greenhouse-grown. According to the FDA and the CDC, the recent romaine lettuce E.

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In light of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules and provisions being in effect, Western Growers is providing additional training to help the produce industry stay in compliance.

The FDA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule requires that certain activities must be completed or overseen by a “preventive controls qualified individual.” The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Course is one way to meet this requirement. This course is recognized by the FDA as the standardized curriculum.

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