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Jordan refuses entry to Lebanese potato shipment

Last Wednesday, the Ministry of Agriculture of Jordan refused to grant entry to a shipment of potatoes imported from Lebanon totalling 7,000 thousand tonnes (30 trucks) after failure to provide the necessary documents that reassure the Jordanian side of the safety of this product.The Minister of Agriculture,.....

Suterra sponsored the Stone Fruit Attraction Congress

"Pest control based on pheromones and attractants is a necessity"

"The current markets are increasingly strict when it comes to the compliance of both the legislation regarding MRLs in fruit and the protocols for export," explains Carolina Maset, EU Marketing Manager of Suterra."We are dealing with a consumer who is concerned about the environment, who wants a healthy and.....

Pakistan's PFA warns growers against cultivating fruit & veg from sewage water

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has warned not to cultivate vegetables and fruits by sewerage water and water contaminated with textile wastes, as they cause fatal diseases (like hepatitis and cancer) for consumers.Otherwise, strict legal action will be taken against violators by discarding ready crops in the.....

Kazakhstan claims that infected fruit and veg are imported from Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan claims that infected fruits and vegetables are being brought from Kyrgyzstan and has threatened to re-introduce phytosanitary controls at the border. This was reported by the agency Tengrinews.kz citing the Ministry of Information and Communications of Kazakhstan.According to them, 835 vehicles of.....

China: Zhuhai Port Quarantine service detects Monilinia fructicola fungus for the first time

On October 17, theTechnical Center of theZhuhai Inspection and Quarantine Bureau found a Monilinia fructicola fungus in a batch of honey peaches. This was the first time such a dangerous plant pathogen had been detected at an international port. Given the risk of transmission, the batch was immediately.....

BrightFarms recalls packaged salads over fears of E.coli

BrightFarms is voluntarily recalling packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its greenhouse farm in Rochelle, IL, in Ogle County.The affected BrightFarms branded products are sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save stores in.....

US: More Listeria, Meijer recalls packaged vegetables in six states

Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.Meijer, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said there were no.....

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Fresh cut vegetables recalled across North America after Listeria found

Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. To.....