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New test can detect plant viruses faster, cheaper
A new test could save time and money diagnosing plant viruses, some of which can destroy millions of dollars in crops each year in Florida, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher.In a newly published study, Jane Polston, a UF/IFAS plant pathology professor,.....
Argentina: "The plants infected with HLB could have been smuggled"
On Wednesday 15 June, Senasa Argentina confirmed that, as a result of contingency tasks implemented by this organism, a number of new positive cases of Huanglongbing (HLB) were detected. Two weeks ago, a couple of plants infected with the bacteria were found, so we proceeded to conduct intensive monitoring.....
Spanish spinach production threatened by mildew
Spinach producers from Murcia, Alicante and Almeria, spinach breeders, pesticide manufacturers, national and international fresh cut processors, representatives of the regional administration, AEPLA and PROEXPORT have analysed the phytosanitary situation of spinach in Spain, reaching the sad conclusion that.....
Unique panel to discuss food safety training at United Produce show
The importance of proper training will be discussed by a unique panel of individuals with vastly different perspectives when it comes to produce food safety.This critical discussion is part of the United Fresh Produce Association’s FreshTech Learning Center taking place at the United Produce Show next week.....
Romania: Over 6,000 tonnes of non-EU fruit and veg inspected
Food safety and health inspections have been carried out this week in Romania to check the pesticide residue levels in fruit and vegetables imported from non-EU countries.More than 6,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables imported from countries such as Turkey, Albania, Iran, Macedonia, Serbia, Colombia, Egypt,.....
Guelph food scientist: "Listeria outbreaks a growing threat"
Even as the food industry and regulators get better at preventing and responding to the food-borne pathogen listeria, the greying of North America’s population could make outbreaks of the bacterium much more dangerous in the future, say researchers at The Food Institute of the University of Guelph.A nut and.....
US: Taylor Farms Kale linked to April Salmonella outbreak
The Minnesota Department of Health told Food Poisoning Bulletin that six people in the state were sickened by a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak associated with Taylor Farms Organic Kale Medley. The illnesses began between April 3 and April 26, 2016. One person was hospitalized as a result of their illness,.....