Coral Beach

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Managing Editor Coral Beach is a print journalist with more than 30 years experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, trade publications and freelance clients including the Kansas City Star, the Independence Examiner and Land Line Magazine. Before joining Food Safety News, Beach was a reporter for The Packer newspaper, an online and broadsheet trade publication covering the fresh produce industry in North America. During her time at The Packer, Beach specialized in food safety topics related to legislation, regulation, recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks. A Jayhawk by birth and education, Beach earned her bachelor’s of science in journalism from the University of Kansas. She enjoys playing trumpet in a community concert band and hanging our with her sister Sandy Beach at the beach house in Kansas City, Kansas. 

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They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of this afternoon, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts in the ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has led to Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Maria, CA. The outbreak strain of E. coli O157H:7 has been confirmed in the sediment of an irrigation reservoir on the family-owned farm, according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers…
Del Monte Foods is recalling more than 64,000 cases of canned corn that was not properly processed, which can result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens that can lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. The multinational corporation sent the recalled Fiesta Corn with Red & Green Peppers to “multiple distributors and retail locations in 25 states and 12 international locations,” according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration yesterday. Although…
Federal health officials say they have concluded their investigation into a deadly 11-month Salmonella outbreak associated with chicken from Empire Kosher. Twenty-five people from six states were confirmed infected and one person died, according to the Dec. 7 outbreak from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ill people ranged in age from less than one year to 76 years old. The patients’ illness onset dates range from Sept. 25, 2017, through Aug. 13, 2018.…
2:30 p.m. CLARIFIED CONTENT Dec. 7, 2018 — The FDA says shipping records show at least 10 distributors, 11 farms and 12 growers in the romaine lettuce supply chain are implicated in an ongoing E. coli outbreak that has now sickened almost 80 people in the U.S. and Canada. In updates yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), continued to warn…
Some details from a Kentucky candy maker and the Food and Drug Administration don’t quite match up, but the federal agency and the operator of Bauer’s Candies agree there is a chance some of the company’s products are contaminated with the hepatitis A virus. As of 11:30 p.m. EST Dec. 6, the FDA had not posted a recall notice from the company. Anna Bauer, owner and president of the multi-generation family business, said Thursday evening…
For the third time since Oct. 4, JBS Tolleson Inc. is expanding its beef recall, bringing the total to more than 12 million pounds. The beef is associated with a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 250 people since August. Traceback investigators have found that three confirmed patients had JBS ground beef products that were not part of the Oct. 4 recall. Federal and state disease detectives are continuing their traceability investigation and will…
Many companies in the romaine lettuce supply chain resumed shipping Monday after a week-long voluntary hiatus. Nationwide, the majority of the industry shut down and recalled all romaine products Nov. 23 at the request of the FDA. The FDA made the request, two days before Thanksgiving, in conjunction with its announcement of a new E. coli outbreak associated with romaine lettuce. It is the third E. coli outbreak linked to romaine in the past 12…
A day after the FDA and industry unveiled their cooperative plan for labeling romaine lettuce with harvest dates and regions, an iconic consumer advocacy organization and the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus say the voluntary program has no teeth and labels will have virtually no impact on public safety. The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration said Monday the labels will go far to “improve the ability of the FDA to provide…
UPDATED 12:28 a.m. EDT Nov. 27 — Government and industry officials say new labels for romaine lettuce will help keep the public safe during events such as the current E. coli outbreak. But, most entities in the supply chain are not involved in the initiative and not all forms of romaine will carry the voluntary labels for consumers. Growers are working on their new labels now and will begin shipping romaine as soon as they…
Opinion An outrageous statement today from Western Growers flies in the face of yesterday’s remarkably responsible move by the produce industry to call for an immediate, voluntary, nationwide recall of all romaine lettuce until the source of contamination fueling a new international E. coli outbreak is determined. Western Growers also appears to be talking out of both sides of its mouth because it was one of the signatories on yesterday’s open letter to the public