These hearty greens are popular among most all demographic groups. The likelihood of a spinach purchase slipped two percentage points from last year.
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.
State Garden Co. Inc., is expanding its salads line.
Chiquita Brands International has named Craig Stephen senior vice president of sales and marketing for Fresh Express.
Pure Bioscience Inc. is seeking government approval for its Silver Dihydrogen Citrate as a produce processing aid as a direct food contact substance after testing showed it can reduce salmonella, listeria and E. coli on leafy greens.More Packer Stories for Spinach
Market Scope - Spinach — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 10-11-16, crossings MX 4-5-8) — Movement expected to increase from Mexico and Arizona as more shippers begin for the season. California shippers expect to begin harvest the week of Nov. 17. Trading fairly active. Prices cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $10.25-12.61. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (14-15-12) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $12.35-14. Quality generally good.
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