Romaine lettuce seems to have gotten over the problems associated with the pandemic and is returning to normal volume and price levels.
Romaine harvest continues for Salinas-area grower-shippers this season, but it looks a little different due to pandemic restrictions.
A special new subcommittee has been appointed by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms may be contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce.
California leafy greens growers are pledging to incorporate findings from a report issued today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration into its ongoing process to strengthen required food safety practices on farms.
As part of our ongoing efforts to combat foodborne illness, the FDA released the findings of an investigation into three outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that occurred in Fall 2019, all tied to romaine lettuce, that suggests the proximity of cattle to produce fields may have been a contributing factor.
Romaine prices have struggled this year, particularly after mid-March stay-at-home orders closed restaurant dining rooms. Volume since early March has been below average, but it still reflects pre-pandemic plantings.
Until recently, lettuce, for most Americans, meant iceberg: there was no other kind. As recently as …
In the aftermath of the 2019 salmonella outbreak in romaine lettuce, the easiest option is to forget about it. But that isn’t feasible. Another is to take a good look at consumer opinion.
As public health agencies last week called an end to the latest E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, the leafy greens community, government regulators and the entire produce industry continue efforts on multiple fronts to prevent future outbreaks.
Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared E. …