On January 27th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the conclusion of its investigation of the 2020 outbreak E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with leafy greens. While a final investigation report is yet to be released, the agency has shared an important finding regarding the presence of a recurring strain of E. coli O157:H7 in aregion area within Salinas Valley.

Sonia Salas

With a $1 million donation, Western Growers has joined dozens of industry organizations in supporting CPS’s new capital fundraising campaign to expand produce safety research. The 2020 CPS campaign aims to raise $15 million to finance produce safety research over the next five years, subsequently applying learnings from that research to industry and other produce safety stakeholders.

Chardae Heim

As reported here, on January 15, 2021, just five days before President Biden would take the oath of office, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the imminent publication of a final rule, Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States (RIN 1205-AB89). The rule was to go into effect 30 days after the pending publication of the rule in the Federal Register.

Jason Resnick

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