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Food Safety App new product
The focus on Food Safety is increasing paperwork and accountability. Companies are looking for a better way to track and store their data, to ensure that tasks are not being missed, and to ensure that corrective actions are being taken. The Food Safety app integrates with Produce Pro Software’s ERP package.....
China: CFS finds excessive pesticide residues in two vegetable samples
A spokesman for the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (September 24) said the CFS is taking follow-up action after pesticide residues at levels exceeding the legal limits were found in white string pod and green string pod samples. He reminded members of the.....
Vietnam: Ministry steps up checks on imported produce
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development is tightening up health checks on fresh fruit and vegetables imported into Vietnam.Employees at the Mong Cai Plant Protection Station check fruit imported via the Mong Cai Border Gate. The Agriculture Ministry has issued a list of plants that have to be.....
India: Formalin detection kit found unfit to test fruits
The impugned formalin detection kit, ‘Formaldehyde Meter Z-300’, is not a proper one to detect the chemical in fruits and foodstuffs, according to a report of Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) submitted to the High Court on Tuesday.The report was submitted in compliance with a.....
Produce inspectors open new operation in Peru
Produce Inspectors (PIA/PIE) have opened a new operation in Peru as part of it growing plan. With presence in U.S., Europe, Asia and Chile, Peru is the logical movement due to the expansion of the country as exporter and the challenges that this growth means.Nicolas Vidal “Our idea is to adapt the solutions.....
Test plot kale for baby food next to Airport Bremen
Right next to Airport Bremen, a test plot with kale for baby food is in use, German newspaper 'Bild' is reporting on its website. The vegetable has until mid-November to grow. Then it's harvest time. The plants are being used for biomonitoring. Dettmar Dencker (62), head of environmental management at the.....
California company issues recall for tomato, grocery deli salads
A California produce company is issuing a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella.Taylor Farms of Tracy issued the voluntary recall Saturday night for Expo Fresh Roma tomatoes shipped to Costco locations in Los Angeles and Hawthorne in.....
Concern continues in Vietnam for Chinese pears with preservatives
After absorbing unknown preservatives, Chinese pears can remain fresh for five months in normal environmental conditions in Vietnam, a Vietnamese food safety official has warned.Pham Xuan Da, the rector of the National Institute for Food Control, released the striking information at a meeting on Tuesday.....
AU: Apples, grape, strawberries could soon be treated with radiation
Apples, grapes, strawberries and other popular fruits could soon be treated with radiation before lobbing on shelves.The nation’s food watchdog has recommended allowing apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, honeydew, rockmelon, strawberries, table grapes, zucchini and squash to be zapped.....
Dole recalls bagged spinach due to possible contamination by walnuts
Although no illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported, Dole Fresh Vegetables is initiating a limited voluntary recall of the following products:PRODUCT NAME BAG CODE BEST-BY DATEDOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bag B2311020 9/4/2014UPC 071430009642 B2311021 9/4/2014 B2311022 9/4/2014 B2311023 9/4/2014 DOLE.....
European project LIFE+SU.SA.FRUIT launched in Zagreb July
Italy and Croatia united to reduce pesticides in fruit production
The EC has just funded a project to develop, apply and demonstrate an economically viable strategic plan to implement integrated pest management (IPM) by promoting a low use of chemicals in field and post-harvest fruit production practices in typical Croatian and Italian agro-ecosystems. The project aims to.....
St Petersburg: Moroccan potatoes with moth larvae
During the inspection of the load of potatoes from Morocco, Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service detected live insect larvae, similar to the potato tuber moth larvae. According to the analysis results received by Leningrad Veterinary Laboratory, the contamination with quarantine pest - potato.....
USDA schedules Codex meetings on import/export inspection, certification
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service is convening a September 25, 2014, public meeting in Washington, D.C., to receive public comments about draft positions to be discussed at the 21st Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and.....
Russia: Load of contaminated plums from Serbia detained
A quarantine pest – San Jose scale – was detected in a load of plums imported into Russia, August 13, 2014, country of origin – Serbia. It is the third detection of San Jose scales in plums imported into Murmansk from the beginning of the year. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, this quarantine pest was never detected.....