After 50 Outbreaks, FDA Warns Sprout Seed Industry To Clean Up Act

By David Roza
June 25, 2019 at 6:54 PM
After several dozen sprout-related foodborne illness outbreaks, FDA warned sprout seed handlers at all levels of the supply chain to clean up their act by issuing draft guidance Monday (June 24) on how to reduce the risk of pathogen exposure during the production of sprout seeds. The guidance comes in the wake of two sprout-related outbreaks that left more than 100 people sick in 2018, said Frank Yiannas, FDA’s deputy commissioner for food policy and response. He said studies show...

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