In addition to prevention measures, there are additional measures and tools such as rapid testing that hold promise to offer timely information to support food safety decisions every day. Various methods and devices are already on the market, but there is confusion regarding rapid testing accuracy and what it means or does not mean. This webinar will cover a basic overview of rapid testing and its current state, including challenges and opportunities that may impact the use of rapid testing by the fresh produce sector more broadly.

Sonia Salas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a webinar today to discuss several topics related to the safety of leafy greens.

After FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas offered insightful opening remarks, the following topics were discussed:

  1. Latest Outbreak Investigation Report
  2. California Longitudinal Study and CDFA update
  3. Agricultural Water Treatment Update
  4. Leafy Green Traceability Pilots

Latest E. coli Outbreak Investigation

Sonia Salas

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host the next call in a series of weekly private sector calls for updates on the COVID-19 response. As previously announced in Spotlight, the CDC is conducting private sector calls detailing what the CDC knows and what it is doing in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The CDC plans to host calls every Monday for the foreseeable future.

Sonia Salas

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