Leafy Greens

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 »

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 »

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