Leafy Greens

Canada requirement: romaine from parts of California must be tested for E. coli

From 2016 to 2019, romaine lettuce from California was linked to outbreaks of E. coli illnesses in the U.S. and Canada. Food safety investigations by Canadian and U.S. authorities identified the Salinas Valley growing region as a... more »

LGMA audit data released on new water requirements

Last year the California Leafy Green Handler Marketing Agreement LGMA approved significant changes to improve the safety of water used in farming leafy greens. These updates are now in place throughout the California leafy greens industry and represent... more »

LGMA issues statement in response to FDA proposed traceability rule

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) issued the following statement Sept. 21 in response to the new FDA proposed traceability rule. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today they are adding traceability requirements... more »

Arizona leafy greens’ group OK’s new water and field metrics

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (Arizona LGMA) Food Safety Committee announced approved new changes to the “Commodity Specific Food and Safety Guidelines for the Production and Harvest of Lettuce and Leafy Greens” as the... more »

Survey shows detailed traceability systems in place on leafy greens farms

A survey of member companies operating under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shows that producers are capable of quickly tracking product involved in an outbreak or recall. Under FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, farms are... more »

Lef Farms works with front-line workers with food donations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, New Hampshire-based lef Farms continues to do its part by providing hard-working front-line healthcare workers across New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey with more than $250,000 in baby... more »

10 things being done to ensure leafy greens safety this fall

In a year of unparalleled tragedies stemming from the pandemic to California wildfires, lettuce farmers in California and Arizona are taking action to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. As we approach the fall transition when patterns... more »

Pairwise’s leafy greens move closer to market

Bitter,” “peppery,” perhaps even “fiery.” Take a bite of mustard greens that are available at your grocery store today and these might be the adjectives that come to mind. Scientists at Pairwise, a food tech company... more »

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