Hitchcock Farms Expands Sales Team

May 23, 2022 Hitchcock Farms

Hitchcock Farms is excited to announce the latest addition to their team, bringing on Shane Moreno as a Sales Account and Commodity Manager.

Fall Seasonal Effects Connected to E. coli Outbreaks in Bagged Romaine

April 14, 2022 USDA ARS

Agricultural Research Service scientists have begun to uncover details underlying a pattern of seasonal E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks linked to bagged romaine lettuce.

Pure Green Farms Refreshes Their Product Packaging

October 26, 2021 Pure Green Farms

Pure Green Farms, makes a few subtle changes to their bright and colorful product packaging to better catch the eye of consumers and to better standout on retail shelving. Throughout the fall, these changes were made to both Pure Green Farm’s 4 oz. and 9.5 oz. packaging. Pure Green Farm’s updated packaging will be showcased in retail stores throughout the Midwest this winter.

Springworks Farm Becomes Exclusive Whole Head Romaine Lettuce Grower for All Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts Hannaford Stores

October 22, 2021 Springworks Farm

Springworks Farm, the largest and first certified organic aquaponic farming operation in New England, today announced that it is now the exclusive provider of whole head romaine lettuce to Hannaford Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  

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.