Leafy Greens

ReLoad fungicide (phosphate) receives EPA registration

Belchim Crop Protection USA’s ReLoad, a unique phosphate fungicide, has received approval for EPA registration, and is now available for state registration across the United States. ReLoad is a 53.6 percent mono- and di-basic sodium,... more »

Boston’s Little Leaf Farms plans 10 acres under glass

A fast-expanding leafy greens operation outside Boston is another example of how consumers buying local are supporting new regional growers of leafy greens. Thirty-five miles west of Boston, Little Leaf Farms this spring celebrated doubling... more »

BREAKING: FDA names California romaine farm as CDC reports additional E. coli patients

They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of the afternoon of Dec. 13, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts in the ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has... more »

Duncan Family Farms appoints new directors

Duncan Family Farms (DFF), a grower of organic baby lettuces and greens, kales and herbs with operations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York, has announced the promotion of multiple team members to director-level positions.... more »

FDA eases ban on romaine lettuce related to E. coli issue

The following is a Nov. 26 statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the current romaine lettuce E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak investigation: "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control... more »

Fast E. coli test keeps bad food off shelves

A new E.coli rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada is revolutionizing food safety testing by producing results within hours, not days – and ensuring contaminated food doesn’t make... more »

E. coli lettuce outbreak ‘likely from California’

The romaine lettuce responsible for an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 30 people across multiple states likely originated in California, according to Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Gottlieb said Nov. 23 that the... more »

Groups react to E. coli related to romaine lettuce reports

Specialty crop organizations are responding to the outbreak of E. coli reports involving romaine lettuce. Western Growers' statement: "In response to the recent food safety alert issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... more »


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