lēf Farms recall canceled due to lab error- General News
“I wish to apologize to lēf Farms, their customers and the public for this unfortunate event,” said Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) Director Tricia Tilley. “lēf Farms’ quick and decisive actions put the health of their customers first. Their products are safe for consumers. We appreciate that lēf Farms has been a willing partner in this process. While this situation is unprecedented, our dedicated staff will embrace all corrective actions to ensure it will not occur again.”
Stronger lettuce volume takes pressure off market- General News
Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine markets are elevated, though they have started to weaken as supplies increase.
Optimistic outlook for INSV in this year’s lettuce- Analysis
An online panel convened on April 19 by the International Fresh Produce Association to discuss the impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) in lettuce revealed some optimism about the level of the disease in 2023.
ProduceIQ: Markets bracing for volatile transitions- Featured
March inflation reports are inspiring cautious optimism.
Revolution Farms expands recall of lettuce due to possible health risk- General News
Revolution Farms, LLC of Caledonia, Michigan is expanding the voluntary recall announced on April 5, 2023 to include all products sold under the Revolution Farms brand.
ProduceIQ: Prices rise again in anticipation of Western supply challenges- Featured
Up for the third week, overall produce prices are still technically following typical week #14 trends. Although, the storms that drenched California and filled the Sierras with snow will likely unfold as higher-than-normal produce prices over the next few months.
Revolution Farms recalls lettuce because of possible health risk- General News
Revolution Farms of Caledonia, Michigan is voluntarily recalling the listed products packed between 3/3/23 and 3/11/23, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Ice still a factor for desert lettuce- General News
Colder areas of the Arizona/California desert region are experiencing light lettuce ice this morning after strong, cold winds swept through the area over the past two days.
Huron, CA, lettuce harvest starts- General News
A limited number of suppliers will begin harvesting iceberg and leaf lettuce crops in the Huron, California region this week.
Challenges to reliable supplies of California lettuce- Analysis
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