Food Safety

Canada requiring E. coli testing for Salinas Valley leafy greens

From 2016 to 2019, romaine lettuce from California was linked to outbreaks of E. coli illnesses in the U.S. and Canada. Food safety investigations b... continue reading »

Leafy greens organization releases water testing audit info

Last year, the California Leafy Green Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) approved significant changes to improve the safety of water used in far... continue reading »

FDA proposes new end-to-end traceability rule

The FDA has proposed a new rule that lays the foundation for the end-to-end food traceability across the food industry that it will be working towar... continue reading »

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Traceability systems widely used among leafy greens producers

A survey of member companies operating under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shows that producers are capable of quickly tracking prod... continue reading »

10 things leafy greens producers are doing to keep food safe

In a year of unparalleled tragedies stemming from the pandemic to California wildfires, lettuce farmers in California and Arizona are taking action to... continue reading »

Dilution Solutions announces new peracetic acid control panel for wash water

Dilution Solutions has announced a new peracetic acid (PAA) control panel designed to minimize the spread of pathogens, such as E. coli and listeria, ... continue reading »

AgBiome organic-approved fungicide Howler now approved in California

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company.... continue reading »

Efficiency, ease of sanitation focus of Urschel’s new dicer, cutter

Each year, Produce Processing visits Fruit Logistica in Berlin to check out the latest machinery launches. This year, we visited Urschel to check out ... continue reading »

Duncan Family Farms eyes safety with irrigation water system upgrade

Goodyear, Arizona-based Duncan Family Farms, a leading family-owned, multi-regional grower of over 7,000 acres of certified organic produce, announced... continue reading »

LGMA updates food safety guidelines for leafy greens

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board voted last week to accept several updates to required food safety practices for the farming of l... continue reading »