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BrightFarms names Steve Platt CEO

BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., has hired Steve Platt as CEO.

FDA names Mexican basil as source of cyclospora outbreak

(UPDATED) The Food and Drug Administration has named Mexican basil served at restaurants in four states as the likely source of a multi-state outbreak of 132 cyclospora illnesses.

Great Lakes’ Fusion salads feature herbs, lettuce blends

Great Lakes Growers, Burton, Ohio, has a new line of greenhouse-grown salads — Fusion — that highlight herbs, including dill, cilantro and chives.

Shenandoah Growers opens Georgia herb greenhouse

Organic herb and microgreens company Shenandoah Growers Inc., Rockingham, Va., has opened an expanded production facility in Jefferson, Ga.

North Shore Living hires Milas Russell as GM

North Shore Living, Thermal, Calif., has hired Milas Russell as general manager.

David Arana joins Jacobs Farm Del Cabo

Organic vegetable and herb grower Jacobs Farm Del Cabo, Santa Cruz, Calif., has hired David Arana as strategic sourcing manager.

Sambrailo, Shenandoah Growers earn expo awards

Sambrailo Packaging’s eco-friendly ReadyCycle and Shenandoah Growers’ “That’s Tasty" herb line took top marketing awards at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Orlando, Fla.
Oct 24, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Herbs, #PMA, #Packaging

FDA sampling program confirms cyclospora in U.S. cilantro

The Food and Drug Administration this summer detected cyclospora parasites on cilantro grown in the U.S., in what appears to the be first time a domestic product was identified as the source of the parasites.