Day: August 21, 2017

US: LGMA: Ten Years Later

Food Safety Magazine: Eleven years have passed since the California fresh produce industry experienced its worst foodborne illness outbreak: Three died and 205 were sickened from the consumption of baggedspinach contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7. Additionally, this outbreak resulted in a loss of consumer confidence in leafy greens and financial losses for the food industry near $1 billion.

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Day: August 21, 2017

US: EverCrisp receives PLU approval from IFPS

Fresh Plaza: The MAIA-1 apple variety – marketed as EverCrisp – received its PLU approval from the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS), and is broadening its marketing as it readies for expanded availability.
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