Locally-harvested salads hit shelves at Singapore supermarkets

SINGAPORE - Locally-harvested salad mixes from Singapore's first licensed indoor vegetable farm have hit the shelves at selected supermarket chains, Panasonic said in a press release on Thursday (Nov 12).

Currently offered in three combinations, Veggie Life is a result of collaboration with Singapore's Food Innovation and Resource Centre.

Research and development efforts were conducted to ensure that the ingredients of each salad combination provides optimal nutritional benefits to support a healthy lifestyle and complements in taste.

Veggie Life salads are also cultivated in the indoor farm's controlled soil-based, pesticide-free environment with optimum cultivation conditions. This ensures compliance with food safety standards, said Panasonic. The produce is then harvested, packaged on-site and delivered on the same day to maximise freshness.

"Locally-sourced and fresh ingredients are crucial to the farm-to-table experience, and we are pleased to be able to provide that through our Veggie Life salad mixes," said Hideki Baba, Managing Director of Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific.

38 types of vegetables are currently harvested in Panasonic's indoor farm. The facility has also expanded its annual production capacity from 3.6 to 81 tonnes in the last year, which is on target to contribute five per cent to Singapore's local production by FY2016.

Veggie Life salads are available at the following supermarket chains: Emporium Shokuhin, Isetan supermarkets at Scotts and Westgate, and MEIDI-YA.

sjching@sph.com.sg