The UK’s leading grower of organic vegetables, Produce World, sees a positive future for the category, despite the recession. This month has been named ‘Organic September’ by the Soil Association, and according to Produce World there is plenty to look forward to for the UK organic market.
Andrew Burgess, Director of Agriculture at Produce World, says: “As the largest grower of organic vegetables in the UK, we are continuing see good results from our key customers. There is evidence that the demand for organics has withstood the initial impact of the recession and consumers have remained loyal.”
Produce World Rustler will be the first company in the UK to install Near Infra-Red (NIR) technology for detecting internal defects in onions. Working in conjunction with MAF, the company which provided its grader, Produce World Rustler will be trialing the ground-breaking detection system as part of its ongoing continuous improvement campaign.
Andrew Holding, Business Unit Director for Produce World Rustler said: “This is an exciting development that has the potential to further improve the quality of the onions which we supply to our retail customers. We are always looking for ways to improve performance, and over the past few years the Produce World Group has made a number of substantial capital investments designed to increase efficiency and sustainability.