These handy lettuce blends make life easier for more than half of all consumers. The likelihood of a salad mix purchase fell six percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, however, the mixes were the No. 1 produce item that consumers said they were buying now that they did not buy previously.
Norway-based Tomra Sorting Solutions is targeting U.S. lettuce growers and processors with technology featuring laser sorting based on chlorophyll content, plus foreign material detection.
United Kingdom-based CN Seeds Ltd. introduced Monza, a wild rocket variety, and Cadiz, a cilantro variety, at Fruit Logistica in Germany.
A renewed focus on banana and salad business helped Chiquita Brands International Inc. to better financial results in 2013.
A recall by Safeway and Buy-Low of fresh-cut Caesar salads in Canada is related to potentially contaminated cheese, not fresh produce, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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