Consumer Reports has published a list that rates dozens of fresh produce items based on pesticide residue. The ratings use the same EPA reports that the EWG uses for its annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists.
Frank Padilla, vice president and general merchandiser manager for produce and meat for Costco, discussed increasing organic assortment and a continuing commitment to the category during a recent OPN virtual event.
While some organic grower-shippers seem to favor the stricter enforcement of the USDA's organic regulations proposed, they seem less willing commit to higher fees and stricter enforcement of the rules.
Soledad, Calif.-based Braga Fresh Family Farms plans to extend its Josie’s Organics Cut Veg product line by late October with an organic riced cauliflower option, said Heather Fuller, senior sales manager.
The year 2020 will go in the record books as one of the toughest in memory, thanks to the COVID-19 virus, but it could turn out to be a profitable year for fresh produce in Colorado, grower-shippers say.