Leafy Greens

Leafy green traceability pilots reveal value of info during traceback query

A group of six industry organizations released a report Dec. 3 outlining four months of leafy green traceability pilots with supply chain partners, including growers, distributors, and both independent and chain retailers, offering a detailed... more »

FDA partners with California entities to enhance food safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing the launch of a multi-year study to improve food safety through enhanced understanding of the ecology of human pathogens in the environment that may cause foodborne illness... more »

Lettuce losses could cause shortage across US

Lettuce crop losses in California could affect availability and prices at Texas grocery stores and restaurants and highlights the fragility of the nation’s food supply chain, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Lettuce growers in central... more »

Mann Packing adds Veggie Sides, Better Crunch Lettuce to its lineup

Mann Packing Co. Inc. , a supplier of packaged vegetables, Broccolini  baby broccoli and sugar snap peas in North America, recently acquired by Del Monte fresh Produce, announced Nov. 11 two new products to its existing... more »

Tim York selected as new CEO of California LGMA

Tim York has been named the new chief executive officer of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA). According to an LGMA news release, "York has been an influencial presence when it comes to advancing... more »

BrightFarms secures funding under majority ownership of Cox Enterprises

BrightFarms, an indoor farming company supplying U.S. grocery retailers with packaged salad greens, has secured more than $100 million in debt and new equity capital to support robust expansion plans. The Series E round of funding was led... more »

Signify’s LED lighting helps GoodLeaf Farms increase food production

GoodLeaf Community Farms in Canada selected Signify, a  lighting company, to equip its new state-of-the-art farm with Philips Horticulture LED lighting and increase its food production, enhance flavor and improve nutritional value. According to a... more »

California leafy greens group responds to Canadian import restrictions

Last week, the leafy greens community received notice from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of it plan to enforce unprecedented import restrictions on all romaine produced in the California counties of Santa Clara, Santa... more »

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