indoor growing Tag

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an investigation report for an outbreak investigation into a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in July and August of 2021, linked to packaged leafy greens produced at a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) indoor hydroponic operation. As part of the report, FDA highlighted a list of food safety requirements and recommendations applicable to CEA firms, such as the hydroponic operation implicated in this investigation. FDA noted that "the moist, warm environments in greenhouses and similar CEA operations can help support the growth of bacteria, including pathogens often implicated in foodborne illness outbreaks."...

We are all used to popping down to the local supermarket or garden center to buy potted plants or flowers to liven up the house, and to a certain degree, we still can. But as we are spending more time at home than we could have imagined a few months ago, why not also consider buying plant starts or seeds and growing your own food?
By Andrew Coggins, NCAT Rocky Mountain West Regional Director...