Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. FDA also published a draft Food Traceability List (FTL), which describes the foods that would be subject to the proposed requirements. The proposed  FTL consist of several foods including leafy greens, cucumbers, herbs (fresh), melons, peppers, sprouts, tomatoes and fresh cut fruits and vegetables.

Sonia Salas

On Friday, the CDC issued clarification on its guidance for COVID-19 testing and is again recommending testing for anyone with close contact to someone with COVID-19:

“Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection” (meaning being within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes).

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