Leafy Greens

LGMA issues response to FDA update on E. coli outbreak findings

Scott Horsfall, CEO of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA), presented this response after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement Nov. 2 on findings from the romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7... more »

Findings from romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak; FDA’s plans

Earlier this year, the U.S. experienced the largest E. coli O157:H7 outbreak the country has seen in the last decade, leaving hundreds sick and claiming the lives of five people who consumed contaminated romaine lettuce. FDA Commissioner... more »

BrightFarms salads to appear in Walmart

BrightFarms' locally-grown packaged salads will soon be sold at select Walmart stores in stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Grown in BrightFarms’ Wilmington, Ohio greenhouse, the packaged salads will be available to Walmart shoppers... more »

California LGMA updates food safety practices

On Sept. 28 the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) Advisory Board voted to update the Food Safety Practices/Metrics that all LGMA members are required to follow.  The changes come after an outbreak this spring... more »

Project seeks to enhance spinach production, safety

Texas A&M AgriLife research will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of California at Davis on a project to help agricultural producers and consumers through improving nitrogen use efficiency and food... more »

Michigan aquaponics farm grows several varieties of lettuce

Revolution Farms, a recently launched aquaponics farm based in Gaines Township near Caledonia, Michigan, harvested its first salad greens earlier this month and is now selling them at 16 SpartanNash stores across Michigan. "We'll really... more »

LED lights module enables CEA experimentation

An indoor window from a common area at Michigan State University (MSU) gives students and campus visitors a glimpse into the advancing technology of vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture. The window shows research being... more »

Misionero debuts new salad kits, wraps and bowls at PMA Fresh

Misionero, a major grower of organic leafy greens, will unveil new packaged salad products at PMA Fresh Summit. The brand will showcase all of its innovations at the show including items such as Sweet Earth... more »

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