Recurrent outbreaks associated with leafy greens have increased concerns related to land uses adjacent to leafy green operations. Recently, the Fall 2020 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Investigation Report stated that based on their investigation, the likely contributing factor for pathogenic E. coli contamination of leafy greens has been the proximity of cattle. With the increasingly evident relationship between cattle and leafy green outbreaks, questions regarding the possibility of advancing vaccination in cattle are increasing.

Sonia Salas

In the investigative report on the fall 2020 outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified three key trends leading to the contamination of leafy greens by E. coli O157:H7 in recent years, with a focus on a recurring strain and adjacent land use.

In this webinar, experts from FDA, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and California Department of Public Health will examine the highlights, findings, recommendations, and future activities from the latest outbreak investigation report and cover federal and state perspectives and responses.

Sonia Salas

Register today for “AgTechX Food Safety,” a summit where top industry leaders will delve into technological solutions in the prevention and rapid diagnostics arena. AgTechX will be presented virtually, free of charge, this Thursday (April 22).

Dr. Rodrigo Nieto Gomez, a geostrategist and defense futurist focused on the consequences of the accelerating pace of change in homeland security and policing environments, will headline the event with a keynote on the accelerating innovation and changing policy dynamics.

Stephanie Metzinger

Since the inception of the California and Arizona Leafy Green Marketing Agreements, Western Growers has been at the forefront of developing and revising the written “Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production and Harvest of Lettuce and Leafy Greens” for the leafy greens industry in both states.

The comment period for issues related to Soil Amendments and Non-Synthetic Crop Treatments (Issues #7 and #8 in the guidelines) will close on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Click here to submit your comments.

Sonia Salas

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