These hearty greens are popular among most all demographic groups. The likelihood of a spinach purchase slipped two percentage points from last year.
Frost conditions that hit desert production areas in California and Arizona just before New Year’s are likely to tighten supplies of lettuce and send prices higher in January.
The Sacramento, Calif.-based Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement launched a farm food safety training program this week in Yuma, Ariz., with nearly 100 food safety staff and farm supervisors attending.
Veg Pro International Inc., has started its Florida season by shipping packaged salads to Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets Inc. stores throughout the state.
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.More Packer Stories for Spinach
Market Scope - Spinach — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 52-79-67, CA 7-8-10, crossings MX 6-8-19) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $18-20.45. Quality generally good.
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