Topic: News


Organic Certified

Everything You Need to Know About Organic Certification

The “organic” label has become much more common in grocery stores throughout America, but what does it really mean? Read to learn more about the organic certification process and the criteria used by the USDA to determine eligibility.

Heat Sterilization

Heat Sterilization for Food Safety

Steam sterilization has long been used to clean surgical equipment, but it turns out the process that keeps scalpels clean can also help keep your salad bacteria-free. Alongside infrared heat treatment, both options can help prevent food-borne pathogens from making it to the table.

Carrot Harvest

Despite Challenging Market Conditions, Customer Needs Remain a Priority

Due to the worldwide pandemic, labor shortages, and strong volumes in international and domestic trade, supply chain disruptions continue to impact trade as gridlock and high costs persists. Silva remains in a good position, however, to respond to our customers’ needs.

Spring 2021 Market Report

Raw Material Supply Chain Update: Global Logistics Gridlock and Pre-Crop Efforts

The current pandemic continues to deliver unprecedented uncertainty and disruption for many supply chains. Yet Silva is well positioned to continue our service to our customers with large inventories and diversified supply chain partnerships.

Expansion Area

Continued Production Expansion at Silva, Including Infrared Treatment

Within our production build and planning, we have been working for the past two years on developing the correct in-line process for adding a new and all-natural treatment process using infrared technology.

Fall Crop Report Nov2020

Fall Crop Report 2020: We’re Working For You

The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our business, our customers, and our raw material partners, but we remain more committed than ever in providing our customers with the highest quality ingredients you have come to expect.

Silva Press Release

Announcement Letter from Silva International

Today, we have announced an agreement to be acquired by Universal Corporation. Universal is the leading global leaf tobacco supplier with a more than 100-year agricultural-based history.

Field Preparation

COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

With our global reach in sourcing raw materials, which allows us to supply our diverse customer base through our finished goods processing in the U.S., our supply chain has been put to the test as we have adjusted for the differing global responses to COVID-19.

Zer Ox Chambers

All-Natural Insect Treatment

At Silva, quality control of our ingredients is part of what sets us apart. This starts with our global partner raw material suppliers. To ensure you can count on receiving the ingredients you are looking for without any danger of pests or contaminants, Silva integrates ZerOx all-natural insect treatment into its production process for all raw material entering the United States.

Steam Sterilization of Spices and Dehydrated Ingredients

Steam Sterilization of Spices and Dehydrated Ingredients Still Leads the Way in Food Safety Processes

As technology has changed over the years, certain processes of ensuring that the food we produce is safe have gone in and out of style. Steam sterilization, though, has been around for a long time. And although its execution has been refined over the years, it remains an industry leader for reducing the microbial count of spices and dehydrated fruits and vegetables.

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