Revol Greens Acquires Living Fresh in Athens, Georgia

October 14, 2021 Revol Greens

North America’s largest greenhouse lettuce grower, Revol Greens, has acquired BJ’s Produce Inc, operating under the widely recognized Living Fresh brand, in Athens, Georgia, to establish its first East Coast greenhouse operation. The deal, completed on October 12, 2021, entails the purchase of the existing greenhouses as well as the planned commencement of new greenhouse construction to meet increasing customer demand. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The move also brings Revol Greens’ closer to meeting its “Five Facilities in Five Years” goal to reach all Americans with its products two years ahead of schedule.

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.

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.

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.

Braga Fresh to Debut Item at 2021 Organic Produce Summit

September 14, 2021 Braga Fresh

Braga Fresh will soon debut Josie’s Organics baby iceberg lettuce in a 2-count retail bag.