OPN Connect Newsletter 304 · January 26, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Braga Fresh Promotes Colby Pereira to Chief Operating Officer

Braga Fresh is entering its 95th year in business, and as such, the supplier thought it was about time to create a new executive position. Braga has promoted distinguished exec Colby Pereira as its new Chief Operating Officer.  Read More

2. USDA Publishes Strengthening Organic Enforcement Final Rule 

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Last week, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) previewed the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) final rule. This update to the USDA organic regulations strengthens oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic products. This final rule implements 2018 Farm Bill mandates, responds to industry requests for updates to the USDA organic regulations, and addresses National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recommendations.  Read More

3. Crespo Organic Ataulfos Emerge for a Sweet Season Start

The 2023 Mexican mango season is now in motion. Crespo Organic Ataulfo mangoes have been picked, packed, and shipped and are set to debut in all sizing, including the much-coveted larger sizes—12-14 cts. Mangoes continue to gain momentum nationally, catching up with the rest of the world as the most consumed fruit, and the organic Ataulfo mango varietal continues even greater growth, not just amongst diverse organic consumers but in mainstream sector as well as more mango eaters discover the sweet and creamy beauty of Mexico’s unique mango varietal.  Read More


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4. Sprouts Organic Produce Program to Support Farmers 

Sprouts Farmers Market has launched its Rescued Organics program in all 130 stores in California. The program reduces food waste and supports local farmers by bringing to market imperfect organic produce that would typically be discarded due to imperfections that do not affect quality.   Read More

5. Global Organic Food Market Expected to Reach $294 Billion in 2023

The organic food market consists of sales of organic food and beverages and related services. The production of organic food involves practices that promote ecological balance and aim to conserve biodiversity. These food products do not use any food additives or industrial solvents. Increasing health concerns due to growing number of chemical poisoning cases globally is acting as a driver in the organic food market.  Read More

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