These hearty greens are popular among most all demographic groups. The likelihood of a spinach purchase slipped two percentage points from last year.
The Food Drug Administration has rebuffed consumer groups, stating that lettuce and spinach may be irradiated to eliminate pathogens and extend shelf life.
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.
Downy mildew proliferation could bring organic spinach production to a crisis point in less than three years if steps aren’t taken to fend it off, according to scientists and industry representatives at a Yuma, Ariz., symposium.
Eric Schwartz has been named chief executive officer at United Vegetable Growers Cooperative.
Discount grocery retailer Aldi Inc. has a new house brand — SimplyNature — for its line of organic foods, including fresh produce.More Packer Stories for Spinach
Market Scope - Spinach — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 67-67-68, CA 8-7-7, crossings MX 7-9-6) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $7.85-9.48. Quality generally good.