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Statistics on use pesticides for Latvian fruit and vegetables
For the first time Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) has carried out survey and surveyed data on the use of pesticides in orchards, vegetable and potato areas, greenhouse cultures, as well as in maize areas. Using data obtained in 2014, as well as results from survey (1) on the use of pesticides for.....
New vegetable lab launched in Ghana
A new regional laboratory in Ghana is seeking to develop the vegetable industry through research, development and innovation to improve food and nutritional security in West Africa.According to the WACCI, food security initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa have largely focused on producing more staple food.....
New disease control tools for fruit and nut growers
Apple scab is a big problem for growers in the Midwest and East. But, a new fungicide boasts efficacy against apple scab, powdery mildew, and summer diseases. Aprovia will be released by Syngenta and is pending EPA approval. Its active ingredient is Solatenol, and it is a SDHI fungicide. It will be.....
EPA approves registration application for FYSIUM
Pace International LLC has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its application for the registration of FYSIUM®, a new 1-MCP technology that will help apple packers in the United States improve the quality and value of their apples. FYSIUM® was designed and developed by.....
Controlling powdery mildew on zucchini with essential oils
The common strategies to control powdery mildew (caused by Podosphaera xanthii) of zucchini include disease resistant cultivars and application of fungicides. However, the growing interest in the substitution of "synthetic fungicides" by natural substances has fostered the research on aromatic plants and the.....
California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA)
Lowest food safety citations in organization history
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) saw the lowest amount of citations on record for the 2014/2015 year, according to its Annual Report.“It’s our strong belief that the combination of comprehensive training, frequent audits and the requirement that all citations be corrected is what’s.....
Langham Hotel salmonella outbreak highlights traceability issue
Suppliers of fresh and processed ingredients to Melbourne’s Langham Hotel will be scrambling to determine where any contaminated product came from. They will all be on high alert following a salmonella outbreak that sent six people to hospital, and saw 28 suffer symptoms of food poisoning.“Suppliers would.....
Foods responsible for Majority of E. Coli outbreaks
A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed nearly two-thirds of E. coli outbreaks to food sources.The CDC identified 390 total outbreaks of E. coli O157 between 2003 and 2012, with 255 outbreaks — or 65 percent — due to foods, according a report by Food Safety News.Leafy.....
Which fungicide should be used against powdery mildew on seedless watermelon?
Powdery mildew caused by Podosphaera xanthii has affected watermelon in the southeastern United States since the late 1990's. Watermelon is the largest acreage vegetable crop grown in South Carolina, where, currently, over 70% of the watermelons grown are triploid ("seedless") cultivars. Study have shown.....
205 tonnes of Turkish fresh produce stopped at Bulgarian border
205 tonnes of fresh fruits and vegetables from Turkey have been stopped at the border checkpoint of Kapitan Andreevo after checks for pesticide residues carried out by the NVS with support from the Customs Agency.So far during the last quarter, entry has been denied to more than 121 tonnes of lemons, 9.....
China, Taiwan strengthen food safety laws
China and Taiwan have enhanced the powers of their Food and Drug Administrations to be more effective in ensuring food safety and guarding against food fraud, according to a July 13 panel discussion at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago.“Food.....
Foreign strawberries contaminated with chlorate
Bright red, sweet and tasty! That is how we want our strawberries. Unfortunately, we can get an additional portion of pesticides with our fruit.That is why the State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety of Lower Saxony (LAVES) regularly checks strawberries for unwanted pesticide residue.The results.....
Harvest after rain enhances food safety
To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, according to new research published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria.....
Microbiological risk of pre-packed sweet basil and coriander leaves marketed in Belgium
In recent years, fresh herbs consumption is increasing in culinary practices in Western European countries, such as Belgium. The majority of fresh herbs is consumed raw or added to food after cooking as decoration or as seasoning through their distinctive flavors, colors and aromas. Nowadays, herbs can be.....