PRIMUS GROUP, INC. — The Reasonable Moving Target

It is not clear at this point how the recent guidance will affect FDA inspections of non-leafy greens, but one thing is clear: the paradigm for FSMA standards change over time, and the expectations of those standards will likely ever be increasing.

BrightFarms Announces Voluntary Recall of Packaged Salad Greens Sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana

July 22, 2021 FDA

BrightFarms today initiated a voluntary recall of packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Spread’s Large-Scale Vertical Farming Partnership with ENEOS Group’s J Leaf Starts Operations near Tokyo

July 16, 2021 Spread Co., Ltd.

Spread Co., Ltd.’s partner, and a member of ENEOS Group, J Leaf Corporation started operating the automated vertical farm “Techno Farm Narita” (Chiba, Japan) on 30th of June. Spread plans to reach total production capacity of 100 tons per day domestically by 2030, through the expansion of its Techno Farm™.

AeroFarms Expands its Award-Winning Leafy Greens Product Assortment

July 13, 2021 AeroFarms

AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and leader in indoor vertical farming, today announced that it is expanding its line of leafy greens to include 5 new items: Baby Bok Choy-The New SpinachTM, Micro Arugula, Micro Broccoli, Micro Kale, and Micro Rainbow Mix.

LGMA Votes to Mandate Risk-Based Pre-Harvest Testing

July 13, 2021 LGMA

The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) Board voted to mandate pre-harvest testing for leafy greens grown in fields where elevated risk factors are present. Specifically, the LGMA food safety program will now require members to assess each of their fields to determine if certain risks such as proximity to animal operations exist.