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An interview with CSQA's Alessandro Mattiazzi as regards GlobalGAP
While the GlobalGap standard for Good Agricultural Practices is still only marginally used in the agricultural department (cereal production, industry productions, olives to make oil, grapes to make wine, etc.), it is quite relevant in the fresh produce segment.This is what we gathered from our interview.....
Effects of thyme essential oil and verbenone against Listeria on fresh-cut fruit
Researchers at the University of Limerick studied the effectiveness of thyme essential oil and other compounds - camphor and verbenone -against Listeria on fresh-cut products such as lettuce, Cantaloupe melon and pineapple. These were packaged in a modified atmosphere and stored at 4 and 8°C.It was.....
"Bags promise longer shelf life for avocados"
A couple of bags from R.O.P., a manufacturer of cast polypropylene film bags, promises to prolong the shelf life of avocados during various stages of the cold chain. Not only do they promise to keep the fruit fresh for a longer period of time, but the bags would be more cost effective and have fewer risks.....
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UK: 'Wash salad' advice after E. coli deaths
Two people have died in the UK from an E. coli outbreak which has also infected more than 150 people. In light of this, shoppers are being advised to thoroughly wash mixed salad leaves amid concern that this food could be the source of the outbreak. Public Health England (PHE) say that they are still working.....
Canada: Chili pepper recalled over salmonella
The food recall warning issued on July 05, 2016 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.Canada Herb is recalling Canada Herb brand fresh chili peppers from the.....
UK: E. coli outbreak may be linked to salad
As more than 100 people in the UK have been infected by E. coli poisoning, government officials warn that eating mixed salad leaves may be connected to the outbreak.The Telegraph reports that Public Health England (PHE) said it was investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157, which has so far affected 109.....
In effect 1 July 2016
New guidelines German food packaging
The Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt reacted on the reform of the German Food Code Commission (Deutschen Lebensmittelbuchkommission), “It is my goal that the reality in the supermarket corresponds more with consumer expectations.”“In a package of mixed vegetables with asparagus,.....