FDA produce-sampling priorities

The U.S. FDA has announced its produce-sampling priorities for FY 17-19. The agency is targeting processed avocado products and guacamole and fresh parsley, cilantro and basil based on risk presented by these items.


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FDA produce-sampling priorities: avocado products and herbs

The U.S. FDA has announced its produce-sampling priorities for FY 17-19. The agency is targeting the following based on risk presented by these items:

Processed avocado products and guacamole - Collecting 800 domestic and 800 imported samples; testing for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Fresh parsley, cilantro and basil - Collecting 761 domestic and 830 imported samples; testing for Salmonella and Shiga Toxin E. coli

Samples may be collected from packers, manufacturing, warehouse, and retail settings. Any positive results will be communicated to the site where the sample was collected and regulatory action should be expected if the product has been released. It is advisable that product is held pending notification from FDA of the results.

For reference see: FY17-19 FDA Surveillance Sampling Program: Processed Avocados/Guacamole Assignment

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