Commercial salads, made up of vegetables and fruit, can be sold at restaurants, shops and cafes, but the latest technology has made them more accessible and cheaper to produce.
The news comes just days after the UK’s biggest supermarket, Sainsbury’s, said it was considering launching its own commercial salad line, with a goal of supplying up to 10,000 salads a week.
“The market is changing,” said David Macpherson, the chief executive of Sainsburys, which has about 8,000 stores in the UK and Europe.
“People are asking for more of their food, but we can’t afford to do it by the way we are currently doing it.”
This is about providing more choice, and more choices means better value.
“The UK’s salad industry is dominated by the traditional types, including the sweet potato, cabbage, cucumber and salad.
But the latest developments could give rise to a range of new types, said Mr Macphersonson.
He said the most exciting developments in the industry would be the commercial salad processor.
Commercial processors are already used in the food industry to produce salad ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and herbs.
This technology can be used to make a range, including commercial salad dressings, salad powders, dressings for salads and dressing for sandwiches.
Mr Macpherssonson said commercial processors were expected to be introduced by 2020, but that it was too early to predict when that would happen.”
More than 40 countries in Europe and the US have commercial processors. “
It’s not about using less food but about using more food, because you can get more for your money, but not enough for your health.”
More than 40 countries in Europe and the US have commercial processors.
A new technology called micro-filtration is now being trialled in the US, which could reduce the amount of chemical in salad dressing and reduce the risk of spoilage.
But it is unclear whether it would be widely available.
“There are some big issues,” said Professor Matthew Smith, a senior lecturer in nutrition and food science at Newcastle University.
“Micro-fiber filtration is the gold standard in salad production.
“I don’t think you need a lot to know what’s going on, but I’m worried about that.” “
I’m a little worried about the risk, because I think there’s not a lot of evidence that it’s safe.”
“I don’t think you need a lot to know what’s going on, but I’m worried about that.”
Professor Smith said the government should take a more cautious approach to introducing the technology.
He said while it was not yet clear what the benefits would be, it could have a major impact on the market.
“It’s very exciting to have the technology, but it’s really a long way off,” he added.
The UK has a lot going for it, said Professor Smith, but there are still “many issues” to be worked out.
“There’s a whole lot of potential, but also a lot that needs to be sorted out.”
We have a very good food system, but if we just go in there and do it, it’ll not change much, because we’re already using it.
” In the US and Europe, the technology has already proven its worth in the production of salad dressages.
In February, the UK government launched a pilot scheme to test whether the technology could be used for the production and sale of salads.
Experts said it would have a big impact on commercial salad production in the country.
A pilot trial is currently being conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
Sources: BBC, New Scientist, BBC News, Telegraph, The Independent