Leafy Greens

Lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley adjusted by FDA

The FDA has updated its lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley. FDA has been in the process of collecting and testing lettuce grown in the area and will continue until the end of harvest... more »

Plant cell walls strengthened with CrabLife Powder, research shows

New research conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service demonstrated conclusively that application of CrabLife Powder to the roots of lettuce and tomato elicited expression of growth and defense-related genes, including those responsible for strengthening... more »

Arizona LGMA members using updated food safety practices

The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Food Safety Committee approved on Aug. 10 changes to the adjacent land use and soil amendments sections of the food safety best practices (also known as metrics) that all... more »

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has new compliance officer

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has a new compliance officer. Alyssa Licata has been hired to replace Jonathan Field, who is retiring this month after serving in this important role since the LGMA was... more »

A look at what’s behind LGMA’s preharvest testing requirement

As a candidate to become the new CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, I was clear in interviews with board members that I was only interested in the job if they were serious... more »

BrightFarms expands voluntary recall of packaged salad greens

BrightFarms initiated on July 28 a voluntary recall expansion of additional packaged salad greens that are past expiration date and were produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa,... more »

Making lettuce and leafy greens safer topic of webinar session

Join California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement on July 27 at 2 p.m. EDT, for United Fresh’s next Innovation Spotlight Broadcast: Preharvest Testing for Lettuce and Leafy Greens. Pre-Harvest Testing for Lettuce and Leafy Greens. Members... more »

Outbreak query of salmonella points to BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad

The FDA, along with Centers for Disease Control and state and local partners, announced July 15 they are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumption of BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad produced in... more »

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