Leafy Greens

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 »

Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the FDA are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coliO157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections. Public health investigators... more »

Uvalde AgriLife center donates hydroponic Asian vegetables

When researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde completed recent yield and quality trials on hydroponically produced Asian leafy greens, they didn’t toss the surplus – they donated it to... more »

Arizona’s leafy greens firms plan ‘safe and successful season’

Arizona's leafy green industry is responding to the recent report by the FDA, issuing the following statement on Nov. 2: "During the seven months it has taken the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and... more »


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