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Sudan Minister looks to block fruit & veg imports from Egypt

The Minister of Industry demanded a stop to the import of food products from Egypt as he claims that contaminated food has entered Sudan and put the health of citizens at risk.Mohamed Yusuf announced in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Trade that he has received complaints and information that.....

China: Mealybugs intercepted at Nanjing trading post

On the 13th of March, after tests had been carried out by the Office for Quarantine and Evaluation, the trading post in Nanjing (Jiangsu province) intercepted mealybugs (Dysmicoccu neobrevipes) and placed them in quarantine.On February 17th, while the Office for Inspection and Quarantine in Nanjing was.....

Singapore keeps curbs in place on Fukushima ag imports

Singapore is keeping in place curbs on food imports from Fukushima, which six years ago on Saturday (March 11) was hit by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has told The Straits Times.This is despite the authority having announced a review.....

Spanish agriculture demands renewal of glyphosate authorization

The Agrarian Professional Organizations ASAJA and UPA, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias of Spain, the Spanish Federation of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Living Plants (FEPEX) and the Spanish Association for Conservation Agriculture/Living Soils (AEAC.SV), which are representatives.....

Canada revises levels of sulfentrazone in imported vegetables

On March 3rd of 2017, the food inspection agency of the Canadian Ministry of Health, released a public statement that summed up the new applications of the weed killer Authority 480 for an array of different goods. It also stated that one of the components of this weed killer, sulfentrazone, exceeded the.....

New ways to track post-harvest temperature and humidity for veg

"To control the temperature and humidity level of harvested vegetables and their impact on quality and shelf time, our tracking equipment traces the storage and transportation process and promptly records the temperature and humidity level inside a container. At the present time, a standard temperature.....

China: Virus found at Lianyungang port

Lianyungang port of Jiangsu province is an important port of entry and exit in China. In the last few years, dangerous pests have been intercepted here many times and Lianyungang Inspection and Quarantine Bureau personnel recently intercepted a virus from the United States in imported soybean, called "Bean pod.....

Food safety: simpler rules proposed for small retailers

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed a simplified approach to food safety management in small retail businesses such as grocery shops, butchers, and bakeries. The approach includes guidelines on how to identify the most relevant biological, chemical and physical hazards at each stage of the.....

Food safety: simpler rules proposed for small retailers

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed a simplified approach to food safety management in small retail businesses such as grocery shops, butchers, and bakeries. The approach includes guidelines on how to identify the most relevant biological, chemical and physical hazards at each stage of the.....

Jiangxi intercepts Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel at the border

The Jiangxi customs Inspection and Quarantine Bureau stopped the import of 101 fruits with a harmful organism, Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel. The Bactrocera was found on mangoes that arrived by plane in the hand luggage of a Thai tourist. The number of fruits intercepted is a new record. The mangoes were sent.....

Canada to aid Vietnam in food hygiene with $11.3m

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, met with Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay to discuss Canada’s “Safe food for growth” project in Vietnam on February 27 which looks to improve food hygiene.During the ministerial meeting, MacAulay said that.....

China: Beijing detects 47 batches of mangoes with insect pests

The Qianlong-Fawan United Daily News reported that on January 2017 the border Inspection and Quarantine Office in Beijing detected, when inspecting carriages arriving from 20 different countries and regions, a total of 47 batches of mangoes that contained the sternochetus mangifereae, which are harmful to.....