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Arnoldo de Jesús Moreno, Local Phytosanitary Board, Mexico

"SENASICA certification requirements are very similar to those of Global GAP"

Institutions have been created in the Mexican state of Michoacan to provide technical advice to avocado producers in order to help them comply with international food safety and phytosanitary standards. One of these is the Local Phytosanitary Board of the municipality of Salvador Escalante.This Local Board is.....

Quality expectations for produce drive demand for testing supplies

Virginia-based Catalytic Generators specializes in ethylene application for fruit ripening and has been around for more than 40 years. Because its customers continued asking for testing supplies for fresh produce, a sister-compan,y QA Supplies, was born in 1995.Huge uptick in quality-testingOver the years QA.....

Trading post at Huanggang intercepts more than 80kg of Japanese fruit

A few days ago, the office of Inspection and Quarantine at the Huanggang trading post in Shenzhen city intercepted a batch of Japanese fruits that was being sent across the border. The fruit was in a commercial vehicle with a license plate of both Guangdong and Hong Kong. The little car was discovered and.....

Spain: Agreement to defend Canary "papa bonita"

The heat and drought recorded this year have especially affected the harvest of the Canary "papa bonita" potato, as these conditions are favourable for the appearance of the Guatemalan potato moth.Producers and the Government of the Canary Islands have signed an agreement to guarantee the marketing of ten.....

Undeclared milk allergen

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. recalls coleslaw kits

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. in Salinas is conducting a limited recall of 293 cases of Taylor Farms Creamy Homestyle Coleslaw Kits due to an undeclared milk allergen. Milk is an ingredient in the dressing packet included in the salad kit. This recall is limited to one production day from a single location which.....

WHO asks for the most toxic pesticides to be banned

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a ban on those pesticides that are more toxic to humans and which remain for longer in the environment, as well as to protect public health by establishing maximum residue limits for pesticides in food and water.More than 1,000 pesticides are used worldwide to.....

Salmonella outbreak related to papayas

US papaya importer reiterates importance of consumer education

In light of the recent Salmonella outbreak of July 2017, HLB Specialties is cautioning retailers and the media to make a clear distinction between the different papaya brands, growers, varieties, and countries of origin. The outbreak is limited to one specific grower in the south of Mexico, Carica de Campeche,.....

Papaya grower-shipper comments on quality and food safety

Super Starr International, a year-round grower of papayas, is proud to share its commitment to quality and food safety in light of the most recent concerns around papaya.For three generations, the Super Starr family has been committed to superior quality of all of their crops by growing, packing, and shipping.....

Papayas cause salmonella outbreak in US

Maradol papayas from Mexico have been linked to a salmonella outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the outbreak is limited to one Mexican Maradol papaya label, Caribeña brand, distributed by Grande Produce in San Juan, TX and grown on a farm in Campeche, Mexico. So far,.....

Food watchdog Foodwatch research concludes

American imported food almost never meets European regulations

Research by food watchdog Foodwatch shows that imported American food products that are sold in Dutch stores almost never meet the laws and regulations enforced in the European Union. The organisation bought 86 American import products from various stores, including Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Jamin. None of the.....