Leafy Greens

Link to cattle operation eyed in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners, continues to investigate a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to... more »

Key Technology ‘s VERYX sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces VERYX digital sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens. VERYX calls itself the world’s only belt-fed sorter that can inspect product entirely in-air with top and... more »

Irradiation an option for vegetable processing, food safety

Food irradiation technology has been around for more than 50 years to kill pathogens, although it's not used... more »

Tour de Fresh riders raise $141K for salad in schools

What started as a small idea with big hopes, has grown far beyond what its creators could’ve imagined. After five years running, Tour de Fresh presented by the California Giant Foundation, continues to support Salad Bars... more »

Misionero expands organic greens product line

Leafy greens grower Misionero is expanding its organic Earth Greens product line to include Little Gems and Butter Lettuce varieties. The brand expands the product line in an effort to provide more options and flavor... more »

BrightFarms raises $55M in equity financing

BrightFarms, the No.1 brand in locally-grown packaged salads, today announced it has secured $55 million in a Series D equity financing. The round was led by Cox Enterprises, a... more »

Enza Zaden redefines top-shelf salad with robust EazyLeaf pipeline

Long-time lettuce leader Enza Zaden is entrenching its position in the packaged lettuce category with significant investment in EazyLeaf, the brand’s one-cut lettuce. Traditionally a foodservice product that enables restaurants to wow diners with premium... more »

Hydroponic vegetable growing works in Ohio

There’s a learning curve to growing hydroponic vegetables, but teaching your customers is as important. “Inviting our chefs and other customers to visit our greenhouse has helped,” said Lois Smucker of Smucker Farms in Orrville,... more »

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