Intrexon Announces Advances in Non-Browning GreenVenus Romaine Lettuce

June 13, 2019 Intrexon Corporation

Intrexon Corporation announced it is advancing GreenVenus™ Romaine lettuce to commercial trials. Initial data under commercial indoor production conditions indicate that GreenVenus™ has improved shelf-life up to 2 weeks and a potential for higher marketable yield with no tip burn.

FDA Releases Report on Investigation into the Fall 2018 Outbreak of Illnesses Tied to Romaine Lettuce

February 14, 2019 FDA

FDA has released an overview of the investigation that led the agency to issue a public health advisory shortly before Thanksgiving warning consumers not to eat romaine lettuce and asking the industry to remove these greens from store shelves.

FMI: Let us Begin to Unpack the Romaine Crisis

When the government issued a nationwide consumer advisory on all romaine lettuce just days before the biggest food holiday of the year, the operational impact was massive, and the repercussions continue today. Compounding the situation, this was the second consumer advisory to affect Romaine in one year.

LGMA: Government Shutdown Has No Impact on Romaine Safety

“Government food safety audits of leafy greens fields in the southern desert areas of California and Yuma, AZ are continuing as usual,” said Scott Horsfall, CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. “These efforts are not impacted by the current government shutdown and, the leafy greens community continues to work diligently to protect public health.”