Tag Archives: Recalls

Flies Are a Potential E. Coli Vector in Leafy Green Illness Outbreaks

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service have isolated Escherichia (E.) coli O157:H7 from a variety of pest flies in leafy green fields planted up to 180 meters away from cattle feedlots.  Among most fly species captured on sticky traps at leafy green farms, 22.3-29 flies per 1,000 flies carried E. coli O157:H7. … Continue Reading

FDA Provides Status Report on Recall Rapid-Response Team Activities

In April 2016, the Food and Drug Administration established a team of Agency leaders to oversee challenging recalls and to help overcome obstacles and streamline the recall process. Shortly after the team—called SCORE (Strategic Coordinated Oversight of Recall Execution)—was created, we reported on this blog that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. … Continue Reading

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