The likelihood of a sprout purchase remained exactly even with last year.
A history of unsanitary conditions that includes a positive test for listeria in sprouts last spring prompted a court order that ends processing and distribution at Bakersfield, Calif.-based Alfred Louie Inc. until its facility is cleaned up.
NEW ORLEANS — Rock Garden Herbs introduced several new products at the Coosemans Worldwide Inc. booth at Fresh Summit, including full-sized heads of organic sweet baby leaf butter lettuce. The reseable handle bag for the lettuce earned a nomination for a PMA Impact Award.
Sunsprout Natural Foods has expanded its voluntary recall on certain lots of Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brand alfalfa sprouts because of possible Salmonella contamination.
(UPDATED COVERAGE, June 17)Certain Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brand alfalfa sprouts have been recalled because they may contain salmonella bacteria, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Sprout growers learned about how proposed Food and Drug Administration produce safety regulations could affect their operations.More Packer Stories for Sprouts
Market Scope - Spinach — F.o.b.s as of April 2
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (9-8-7) —
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices cartons bunched flat 24s $11.35-14.47. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO AND SAN LUIS — Shipments (AZ 74-84-102, CA 7-6-2, crossings 7-8-5) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $13.45-14.75. Quality generally good.