A new integrated sorting system from Key Technology can increase belt speeds for fresh spinach and other leafy greens by 30% while removing foreign material and wilted product with a false reject rate of less than 1%.
Victims of the 2006 E. coli outbreak linked to fresh spinach tell their stories in a new food safety training video co-produced by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement and the non-profit group STOP Foodborne Illness.
A new training tool for leafy greens workers in California is set for an all-star, online launch Nov. 19 as the Food and Drug Administration’s deputy commissioner for foods joins the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement staff to unveil a new video.
The Produce Mom recently partnered with Salad Savoy, featuring it on her “Picks of the Week” promotion.
State Garden Co. Inc., is expanding its salads line.More Packer Stories for Greens
Market Scope - Greens — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (13-16-69) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s collard mostly $7-7.50, kale mostly $7-7.50, mustard curly mostly $7-7.50, mustard flat mostly $7-7.50, turnip tops mostly $7-7.50
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (16-19-32) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices Nov. 18, compared to Nov. 12, bunched kale 24s higher; others unchanged; cartons bunched kale 24s $10.35-12. Cartons loose turnip tops $10.35-12 and mustards $10.35-12. Various containers bunched collard 6s $10.35-11. Various containers loose collard 6s $10.35 Quality good.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (6-6-6) —
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 4 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $10.45-12.45. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 2 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 24s kale $11.75-12. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 6-9-6, crossings MX 2-2-4) — Movement expected to increase from Mexico and Arizona as more shippers begin the season. California shippers expect to begin harvest the week of Nov. 17. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 24s kale mostly $10.35-11.61. Quality generally good.
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (4-5*-4) — Movement expected to increase slightly as Thanksgiving Day ads continue. Trading active. Prices unchanged. Various containers bunched/loose collard $7-8, kale $7-8, mustard $7-8, turnip tops $7-8. *revised.