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Spain: Scientific discovery that could prevent the spread of plant viruses
A team of researchers led by the lecturer of Biochemistry and Molecular biology of the University of Valencia, Ismael Mingarro, has described a virus transport model which could be the key to control the spread of plant viruses, according to the University's report.Scientists of the Faculty of Biology, in.....
60 million people reached through press and web, and nearly 9 million in stores
Fruitylife: European project gets positive results after second year
Created to promote the consumption of quality fruit and vegetables and to reassure consumers about their health benefits, safety and reliability, the "Fruitylife - healthy and safe fruit and vegetables" information and promotion campaign funded by the European Union together with the Ministry of.....
Alfalfa sprouts with a touch of radish recalled in Canada
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, AquaFuschia, a Quebec-based sprouted seed company is recalling one of their products, alfalfa sprouts with a touch of radish, after routine regulatory sampling revealed Salmonella.This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test.....
AQANAT®: a novel sanitation technology for post harvest processing
AQANAT LTD has developed an innovative water treatment technology for sanitation and the reuse (zero discharge) of wash water in Agri-Food post-harvest processing. First generation product AQANAT® biowater, specific for citrus pack house dip tanks, can be easily integrated with existing washing equipment......
Fluctuating temperatures increase E. Coli, listeria risk in leafy greens
A new study has found that fluctuations in temperature during transportation and retail sale of leafy greens negatively impacts both the product’s quality and microbial safety.In a study published in the February issue of Journal of Food Protection, researchers looked at the growth of E. coli O157:H7 and.....
Spanish Government to protest in Brussels against South African "black spot"
Spanish producers considered the EU's handling of the situation in 2013 "outrageous" and they warned about the risk of spread in European plantations."We don't ask for South African products to be banned; we only demand effective phytosanitary barriers at the borders."During the meeting held on Monday with the.....
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
US (CA): FDA’s Mike Taylor to address America Trades Produce Conference
The new U.S.-Mexico Food Safety Symposium, an addition to the already robust lineup for the 2014 America Trades Produce (ATP) Conference, will highlight how importers and their grower partners can help ensure a safe food supply.The event is in collaboration between the Fresh Produce Association of the.....
34 pesticide-related incidents registered with Turkish pepper exports
During 2013, a total of 34 incidents were registered with Turkish peppers exported to the EU as a result of excessive pesticide contents. It was the country with the most incidents by far, followed by the Dominican Republic (6 cases) and Egypt (4), according to data provided by the Rapid Alert System for.....
Bolivar, Montes de María
ICA to get avocado root-rot in the Colombian Caribbean under control
In the Colombian avocado production area of Montes de María, the Colombian Agricultural Institute, ICA, started a phytosanitary operation aimed at putting the spread of avocado root-rot under control; an illness caused by the pseudo fungusPhytophthora cinnamoni Rands which has caused severe damages to.....
FOOD freshly tackles listeria prevention in North America
This year, FOOD freshly celebrates their 20th anniversary. The know-how won during this period regarding sanitization and preservation of fresh cut fruit, vegetables and salad will be continued into 2014 with the new 3- PPP concept. The 3- PPP concept is flexible and can be adapted to customer requirements,.....
India: High pesticide content in vegetables found in local markets
There is fresh evidence of the undesirable extent of pesticide content in vegetables available across markets in Kerala. A report prepared by the Food Quality Monitoring Laboratory under the Council for Food Research and Development (CFRD) indicates presence of pesticides that has rendered several lots of.....
Atmospheric pressure cold plasma treatment on strawberries
Strawberries are appreciated for their flavour and nutritional value. They are rich in bioactive compounds, such as phenols and anthocyanins, the latter are responsible of red colour fruit.Freshly harvested strawberries are very susceptible to mechanical damage, water loss, decay and physiological.....
Bird's skull found in frozen supermarket spinach
A bird skull in spinach is the last thing anyone expects to find in produce. But one Florida woman found a bird's skull in some frozen spinach at a Publix supermarket store in Sarasota on New Year's Day. She didn't get the bird flu, as some quipped. Instead, for the shocking discovery, management offered her.....