Wondering about what's happening at Silva? Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on the latest news.
Our raw material supply partners in China continue to appreciate the efforts that Silva International makes in helping them develop and progress by holding educational workshops. One business owner said that Silva is the only company that comes in to support this type of development of our partnership.
Most people are familiar with the traditional, low moisture orange sweet potato, which Silva has produced for years. But what about its flavorful, lavender cousin—the purple sweet potato? As we continue to enhance our product line for customers we are pleased to introduce this colorful alternative.
This year Silva International Inc. began the process of certifying several products under the Non-GMO Project, North America’s only independent verification body that uses third-party inspectors to verify the products produced are according to strict best practices for GMO avoidance.
In our fall crop report, we'll look at the current market for bell peppers and tomatoes, make a brief assessment of expected developments of our winter crops, and look at the conditions within various regions of the globe that Silva utilizes as raw material points.
The move toward natural colorants in food—rather than synthetic colors—is gaining momentum. At Silva, we offer multiple naturally grown powders that some of our customers use as natural colorants, including spinach, tomato, red beet, carrot, and red bell pepper.
Silva International Inc. had been accredited under the GFSI’s BRC Global Standard for Food Safety since 2010, and officially moved to both a new certification body with SAI Global and new accreditation scheme in FSSC22000 in 2015.
With spring arriving in the northern hemisphere, our growers are preparing for the harvest of spinach, planted this winter. Our partners are also active in planting the summer crops, such as celery, leek, and peas. Plantings of bell peppers and tomatoes will follow later this spring.