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Spain: Andalusia and Valencia demand stricter phytosanitary controls

The association of horticultural companies, Asociafruit, a company based in Seville which brings together most of the companies in the citrus sector of Andalusia, claims that the European Commission "is ignoring" Spanish citrus growers and prioritising the interests of certain European lobbies. Orange growing.....

Russia: Over 200 tonnes of agricultural imports stopped in Novosibirsk

In March, more than 200 tonnes of vegetables and fruits from Central Asia were detained by inspectors of the phytosanitary control post in Karasuk, of the Regional Office of the Rosselkhoznadzor.According to the press service of the institution, 147.15 tonnes of these products came from Kyrgyzstan, 62.35.....

Officials find 4,000kg of artificially ripened mangoes in Indian market

The Tamil Nadu food safety and drug administration department seized a total of 4,000kg of artificially ripened fruits from Koyambedu wholesale market in March.On March 23, a 17-member team fanned out in Koyambedu market and seized close to 1,100kg of mangoes, 1,800kg of sapota and 300kg of papaya, along with.....

Trading post in Fujian finds bacteria in citrus fruits for the first time

In the past few days, the Inspection and Quarantine Office in Quanzhou city (Fujian province), while investigating passengers headed for Hong Kong or Taiwan through the transit post in Shejing, discovered that 20 lemon saplings, carried by a Taiwanese passenger, had ulcers on their leafs and branches. After.....

California Giant launches ‘Follow us to our farm’ program

California Giant Berry Farms just launched a new consumer-based campaign called “Follow Us to Our Farm” as they call attention to the item-level traceback program in place on their fresh berries.Over four years ago the company made the commitment to invest in item- level traceability on their fresh berry.....

California Giant launches ‘Follow us to our farm’ program

California Giant Berry Farms just launched a new consumer-based campaign called “Follow Us to Our Farm” as they call attention to the item-level traceback program in place on their fresh berries.Over four years ago the company made the commitment to invest in item- level traceability on their fresh berry.....

UK greengrocer fined £2,630 for selling rotten fruit

One Nottingham green grocer has been fined £2,630 for continuing to sell rotten fruit even after being warned. Apples, pears, tomatoes and peaches failed inspections at Mac's Mini Market on Radford Road, Hyson Green.Nottingham magistrates heard that Ainsley MacLaren, 59, had the rotten food on sale last.....

United Fresh publishes Recall Resource Guide for industry

The United Fresh Produce Association has published the Recall Resource Guide to help the produce industry better prepare for potential recall events as part of the association’s Recall Ready suite of services. The new resource provides a general overview and outline, explaining why it’s critical for.....

United Fresh publishes Recall Resource Guide for industry

The United Fresh Produce Association has published the Recall Resource Guide to help the produce industry better prepare for potential recall events as part of the association’s Recall Ready suite of services. The new resource provides a general overview and outline, explaining why it’s critical for.....

New food safety tool for produce wholesalers now available

Produce wholesalers and distributors now have a new tool to develop food safety plans that comply with FDA regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).“Wholesalers face many of the same food safety regulatory challenges that other members of the produce supply chain do under FSMA, but the.....