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Lettuce, other specialty crops added to USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

July 9, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food As... continue reading »

PMA offers updates on Cyclospora outbreak linked to bagged salads

The Centers for Disease Control has updated that in cooperation with Fresh Express Inc., and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI has removed Little S... continue reading »

Packaged salad producer RAGO upgrades sorting lines to improve food safety

RAGO Group is one of the leading Italian producers of washed, packaged and ready-to-eat (fourth range) salad, and the second biggest exporter of rocke... continue reading »

Frozen, shelf-stable produce sales remain elevated three months into pandemic

The first week of June marks three full months of coronavirus-related shopping patterns. While restaurant competition for the food dollar is gearing u... continue reading »

Bowery Farming launches new line of iceberg lettuce

Bowery Farming, the modern indoor farming company, has announced the launch of its newest leafy greens — Bowery Crispy Leaf Lettuce (Crispy Leaf). ... continue reading »

Machine flexibility key in sorting different types of leafy greens

The two main goals of vegetable processing, food safety and product quality, are sacrosanct — but the goal posts keep moving. When a different ba... continue reading »

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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreaks likely caused by nearby cattle

Nearby cattle likely led to E. coli in leafy greens that caused three outbreaks in 2019, according to a recently released report by the Food & Dru... continue reading »

New streamline process announced for online food safety audits

Mandatory government food safety audits of leafy greens farms under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement are continuing during the COVID-19... continue reading »

Scientists identify romaine lettuce varieties that last longer

Agricultural Research Service scientists have identified five romaine lettuce varieties that brown less quickly after fresh-cut processing and are slo... continue reading »

California leafy greens processing facility first to be EFI-certified

Following a two-year quest, organic leafy greens producer Misionero's California processing facility has achieved Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) cert... continue reading »