Ag News: E. Coli Traced to One Grower and UK Conservatives Win
**Traceback investigations into three E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California area, has led to a common grower.
According to thepacker.com, the FDA, Centers for Disease Control, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are investigating several Salinas area ranches, but have not identified the grower.
Consumers are still advised to avoid Salinas romaine, but officials are confident it is no longer in the marketplace.
**Brazilian prosecutors have charged JBS South America and its holding firm, along with 14 individuals, for alleged fraud in the approval of investments and loans issued to the beef processor between 2007 and 2011.
Agweb.com reports, the Prosecutor's office is demanding $5 billion in damage compensation and fines for the alleged irregularities.
Charges were levied against three Batista brothers for their dealings with former members of Brazil's federal government that helped JBS become the world's largest beef processor.
**UK Conservative Party Leader Boris Johnson was re-elected prime minister last week in the country's third national election in five years.
The Conservatives secured 364 of the 650 seats in the House of Parliament, paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union next month.
Last year, the Trump administration announced its intention to negotiate a trade agreement with the U.K. with the support of the National Pork Producers Council and other ag groups.