leafy greens

FDA updates Salinas Valley lettuce testing procedure

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its lettuce sampling protocols for the Salinas Valley. The FDA has been in the process of coll... continue reading »

Taylor Farms enters greenhouse market with Pure Green investment

Taylor Farms announced Aug. 24 it has entered the greenhouse growing market with an investment in Pure Green Farms. This expansion into greenhouse-... continue reading »

Indoor farming operation BrightFarms acquired by Cox Communications

Cox Enterprises announced the acquisition of BrightFarms, an indoor farming company and provider of locally grown packaged salads. The move solidif... continue reading »

Arizona leafy greens org now using updates 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 o... continue reading »

California LGMA announces new compliance officer

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has a new compliance officer. Alyssa Licata has been hired to replace Jonathan Field, who is... continue reading »

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LGMA: What’s behind the preharvest testing of leafy greens

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 ... continue reading »

BrightFarms expands leafy greens recall

BrightFarms initiated on July 28 a voluntary recall expansion of additional packaged salad greens that are past expiration date and were produced in i... continue reading »

Salmonella infections in Midwest linked to BrightFarms Sunny Crunch salad

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a salmonella investigation July 15 that includes eight illnesses in Illinois and Wisconsin. The ... continue reading »

LGMA to mandate pre-harvest testing of leafy greens

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) board voted July 8 to mandate pre-harvest testing for leafy greens grown in fields where elevat... continue reading »

AeroFarms expands leafy greens offerings

Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms, a Certified B Corp and leader in indoor vertical farming, announced July 8 that it is expanding its line of leafy ... continue reading »