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FDA resumes fresh produce inspections during shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 15 plans to start inspections of high-risk food facilities, which include leafy green processing plants, using mostly unpaid furloughed employees.

GV leads $90 million investment in Bowery Farming

With a $90-million investment, Bowery Farming plans to build large-scale indoor farms in cities across the country.

Misionero marks acquisition anniversary

Gonzales, Calif.-based organic leafy greens grower Misionero is celebrating two years since the company was purchased by Harbinger.

Vegetables show good quality, size

Most Florida growers said they expected a typical crop this fall with good quality and sizing.

Fresh Express Pumpkin Panzanella, chopped Caesar kits to stores

Fresh Express is rolling out two salad kits nationwide.

BrightFarms plans significant growth

Bright Farms used its Fresh Summit booth to show off its locally grown leafy greens products and to share its plans for expansion.

Church Brothers’ Mexico facility to open this year

Church Brothers Farms and its processing company, True Leaf Farms, is building a processing/packing facility just across the U.S. border in Mexico to increase year-round supplies.

Lef Farms introduces Fusion spring mix

Loudon, N.H.-based Lef Farms has introduced a new blend of baby red and green leaf lettuce called Fusion.
Oct 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Lettuce

Romaine slowly rebounding; iceberg shortage helping demand

Interest in romaine increased in mid-August as iceberg prices rose due to supply issues — an about-face from the situation earlier this year when romaine demand dropped following an E. coli outbreak.

Key Technology designs sorter specifically for leafy greens

Key Technology is introducing a new line of digital sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens.