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March 17, 2023

The Arizona/California desert growing region is seeing a spike in insect pressure, particularly in leaf lettuce items. It is not uncommon to see insect activity increase toward the tail end of the desert growing season due to warming temperatures and increased cover crops, which grow adjacent to lettuce acreage and attracts insects.

Harvesting and processing crews are working to reduce the number of insects in finished packs, but in some leaf lettuce crops that have open frames, it will be impossible to completely eliminate them.

All RSS products are table-ready and generally do not need to be rinsed. However, under certain conditions such as these, our lightly processed items (such as RSS Washed & Trimmed products) may require an additional on-site rinse under clean running water before use.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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