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Indoor leafy greens growers: Keep us outside FDA warnings

Indoor growers say their romaine should have been excluded from the FDA’s temporary blanket ban — although they agree consumer safety should always come first.

Florida Citrus Mutual hires Matt Joyner

Florida Citrus Mutual has hired Matt Joyner as director of government relations.

FDA names California counties involved in romaine/E. coli hunt

The Food and Drug Administration has released a list of the California Central Coast counties it has targeted as the potential origin of E. coli tainted romaine lettuce.

'The Blend' trend and others projected to mushroom in 2019

Mushrooms are squeezing their way into 2019 food trends predictions.

Madison Chemicals unveils new website

Madison Chemicals, Madison, Ind., has a new website for its cleaning and sanitation chemicals.

Romaine industry adopts new labels, product to return to stores

​​​​​​​The FDA says romaine lettuce is now safe to eat following the “purge” of product on the market, and grower-shippers agreed to new labeling standards that will include where the lettuce is grown.

Watermelon board counts successful 2018 promotions

The National Watermelon Promotion Board, Winter Springs, Fla., cited social media and digital programs as key parts of a successful 2081 domestic promotion campaign.

Florida strawberry crop on schedule

Growers are optimistic about this year’s Florida strawberry crop.

Canada adds to outbreak count, romaine investigation continues

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added to the number of cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce in that country.

FDA looks at labeling standard, plans to allow romaine return

In a trio of tweets Nov. 23, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb referred to plans to allow romaine to return to the market, and a possible new labeling standard to aid in tracing products in future outbreaks.