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A Year Later: What We Learned About the 2018 Romaine Lettuce Recall


After retailers pulled romaine lettuce off shelves in the Fall of 2018, consumers were left wondering if leafy greens were safe to eat.

Nothing alarms consumers at the grocery store more than seeing row after row of empty shelves where produce used to be. This was the scene during the nation’s largest recall of romaine lettuce one year ago. Although consumers were repeatedly reassured by the FDA earlier this year that all the affected produce was removed from retail locations, some consumers still have underlying concerns about whether the lettuce is really safe to eat.

Consumer Reports Finds Listeria Following Leafy Green Tests; FDA to Review the Publication’s Data

Last week, Consumer Reports announced that, in light of the recent series of foodborne illness outbreaks linked to leafy greens, the publication had conducted its own testing of 284 samples of leafy greens purchased from various retailers.  The results from those tests showed Listeria monocytogenes were present in six of the samples.  These findings are now being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Live Demo: Take Control of Your Supply Chain with FoodLogiQ Connect


Join FoodLogiQ for a live demo on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET. Learn how you can build a community of your supply chain partners, capture and monitor quality incidents, achieve end-to-end traceability and respond to food recalls with speed and accuracy all on the FoodLogiQ Connect platform

Standardizing the Communication Process for Food Recalls and Withdrawals


The complexity of today’s food supply chain has made communication during food recalls more challenging to brands. As the chain of ingredient suppliers expands globally, food recall communications become essential in order to respond in a timely matter. When a recall or withdrawal is executed, it is vital to accurately verify information with suppliers, retailers, and consumers.

Food Safety in Schools and Hospitals


Schools and hospitals are two of the most valuable institutions in any country, and the health and wellness of the people they serve is critically important. Children, especially those under the age of five, are more susceptible to foodborne illnesses due to their immature immune system, while hospital patients are also at a higher risk of contracting foodborne diseases because of their lowered immune systems. Therefore, maintaining the highest possible standards of food safety in schools and hospital cafeterias is a priority.

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