FROM THE FIELDS: ICEBERG QUALITY CONCERNS

October 29, 2021

The rainfall experienced in California lettuce growing regions Monday, October 25, is causing concerns about premature pinking in both commodity and value-added iceberg products.

Over an inch and a half of rain, followed by higher-than-average temperatures earlier this week are expected to cause premature pinking issues and shorten shelf-life due to excess nitrogen uptake from the precipitation.

Markon inspectors are working with suppliers to pack the best available product.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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