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Consumer and food safety group letter to the FDA urging it to establish industry requirements to rapidly trace produce responsible for foodborne illnesses

May 24, 2018

In a letter sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, consumer and food safety groups called on the agency to propose, within six months, requirements for comprehensive and rapid traceability of produce, including leafy greens.  The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, The Pew Charitable Trusts and five other organizations pressed the FDA to take action in light of the still unsolved multistate outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce that has sickened more than 170 people and caused one death.

For the full letter, click here.