Salad Mix


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.


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High-capacity sorter works for spinach, leafy greens


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%.

E. coli victims appeal to workers in LGMA training video


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.

California LGMA to unveil training video Nov. 19


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.

Apio expands vegetable salad line


Apio Inc. is targeting demand for convenience and nutrient-dense vegetables with a pair of kits that began shipping Oct. 15: Roasted Yam Salad and Beets & Greens.

Earthbound Farm maintains market share


Earthbound Farm’s net sales for the third quarter were up 7% compared to 2013, maintaining its 55% market share for organic packaged salads, according to the financial report for its parent company WhiteWave Foods Co.

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