Leafy Greens

Outbreak query of salmonella points to BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad

The FDA, along with Centers for Disease Control and state and local partners, announced July 15 they are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumption of BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad produced in... more »

LGMA votes to mandate risk-based preharvest testing

The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement board voted July 8 to mandate preharvest testing for leafy greens grown in fields where elevated risk factors are present. Specifically, the LGMA food safety program will now require members... more »

AeroFarms expands leafy greens product assortment

Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms, a Certified B Corp and leader in indoor vertical farming, announced July 8 that it is expanding its line of leafy greens to include five new items: Baby Bok Choy-The New Spinach, Micro... more »

FDA releases Cyclospora action plan

Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response for Food and Drug Administration, and Susan T. Mayne, Director for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) issued the following statement on July... more »

Impatients Necrotic Spot Virus on desert lettuce topic of hybrid workshop

Impatients Necrotic Spot Virus was detected in spring 2021 on lettuce in the Western desert of the U.S. Although the disease did not have a significant impact in most fields, the impact of Impatients Necrotic... more »

Leafy greens: A positive pathogen test can be a positive thing

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a report on findings of a sampling assignment that tested raw agricultural commodity romaine lettuce at facilities and on farms in the Salinas, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., growing... more »

Square Roots opens Grand Rapids, Michigan, farm facility

To meet rapidly increasing demand for our locally-grown produce, recently announced it newest indoor farm in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "We broke ground in late December and planted the first seeds in March – just three... more »

When to switch from black to white plastic mulch

High temperatures (90° F or higher) coupled with clear skies can lead to heat buildup on the surface of black plastic mulched soils. We have found temperatures of over 140° F at the surface of... more »

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