FDA Releases Report on Findings from Sampling of Romaine Lettuce in Yuma, AZ

October 8, 2021 FDA

The FDA is releasing the findings of a sampling assignment for which FDA collected and tested romaine lettuce from commercial coolers in Yuma County, Arizona during February and March 2021. The agency tested the lettuce for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), specifically enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), and Salmonella spp. This assignment was part of the FDA’s ongoing surveillance following multistate E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks of foodborne illness in recent years linked to or potentially linked to romaine lettuce.

Pure Green Farms Exclusive Leafy Greens Provider For Iconic Midwestern Pizza Chain, Larosa’s

October 7, 2021 Pure Green Farms

Pure Green Farms, the Midwest hydroponic greenhouse, announced that Cincinnati-based LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria will be offering Pure Green Farms Baby Green Leaf lettuce on its menu beginning today. Pure Green Farms will provide over 10,000 lbs. of baby leaf per week to LaRosa’s 66 pizzerias serving Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Bowery Farming Introduces Baby Rabe, New ‘Farmer’s Selection’ Limited-Edition Greens, Now on Shelf

October 1, 2021 Bowery Farming

Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the United States, today introduced Baby Rabe, the next release in its ‘Farmer’s Selection’ product category, which first launched in stores January 2021.

Plenty Rebrand Honored By Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards

September 30, 2021 Plenty

Plenty, the flavor-first vertical farming company with a mission to improve the lives of people, plants, and the planet, announced it has been named a finalist for Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards. Plenty was recognized in the inaugural ‘Branding’ category honoring the company’s rebrand driven by color psychology.

CFIA Notice to industry: Temporary Safe Food for Canadians Licence Conditions For Importing Romaine Lettuce and Products Containing Romaine Lettuce From The U.S.

September 16, 2021 Canadian Food Inspection Agency

During this period, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will require importers of leafy greens to provide proof that romaine lettuce does not originate from the counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito and Monterey in the Salinas Valley of California, U.S. The temporary licence conditions also apply to mixed salads containing romaine lettuce.