Leafy Greens

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has new compliance officer

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has a new compliance officer. Alyssa Licata has been hired to replace Jonathan Field, who is retiring this month after serving in this important role since the LGMA was... more »

A look at what’s behind LGMA’s preharvest testing requirement

As a candidate to become the new CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, I was clear in interviews with board members that I was only interested in the job if they were serious... more »

BrightFarms expands voluntary recall of packaged salad greens

BrightFarms initiated on July 28 a voluntary recall expansion of additional packaged salad greens that are past expiration date and were produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa,... more »

Making lettuce and leafy greens safer topic of webinar session

Join California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement on July 27 at 2 p.m. EDT, for United Fresh’s next Innovation Spotlight Broadcast: Preharvest Testing for Lettuce and Leafy Greens. Pre-Harvest Testing for Lettuce and Leafy Greens. Members... more »

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 »

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