Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Trinidad and Tobago - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Trinidad and Tobago is fairly receptive to imports of U.S. agricultural products. Initially, the level of scrutiny and checks on imported products can be quite intense. However, once the importer can demonstrate a successful track record of compliance, the import flow becomes much smoother....
Omar Gonzalez
USDA GAIN

Barbados - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Imports of food and beverage products into Barbados are governed by a variety of laws. The Miscellaneous Control Act, Chapter. 329 of 1994 and its implementing regulations require licensing for selected agricultural products (mainly meats, produce, and oils) by the Department of Commerce and...
Omar Gonzalez
USDA GAIN

Impact of High-temperature Forced-air Heating of Navel Oranges on Quality Attributes, Sensory Parameters, and Flavor Volatiles

    Navel oranges were subjected to high-temperature forced-air (HTFA) treatment to evaluate the effect on quality and sensory attributes as well as flavor volatiles of a treatment protocol designed to disinfest citrus of Anastrepha spp. fruit flies. The treatment consisted of heating the...
David Obenland
Sue Collin
James Sievert
Mary Lu Arpaia
HortScience

Fruit Phosphorous and Nitrogen Deficiencies Affect ‘Grand Pearl’ Nectarine Flesh Browning

    Fruit flesh browning (FB) is a major component of cold storage disorders that limits fresh and fresh cut fruit consumption. Using fertigation, nutrient deficiencies were imposed on ‘Grand Pearl’ nectarines (Prunus persica var. nectarina) grown in sand culture for 8 years...
Andrés Olivos
Scott Johnson
Qin Xiaoqiong
Carlos H. Crisosto
HortScience

Sulfur dioxide fumigation alone or in combination with CO2-enriched atmosphere extends the market life of highbush blueberry fruit

  The combined effect of sulfur dioxide (SO2) fumigation and different carbon dioxide (CO2)-enriched atmospheres (3% O2 + 3, 6, 12, or 24% CO2) on quality attributes, postharvest decay, phytochemical content, and antioxidant capacity of eight fresh blueberry cultivars (Vaccinium corymbosum L...
Celia M. Cantín
Ioannis S. Minas
Vlasios Goulas
Manuel Jiménez
George A. Manganaris
Themis J. Michailides
Carlos H. Crisosto
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Argentina - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Argentine Food Code (Código Alimentario Argentino – CAA) is the technical rule created by Law §18284 passed in 1969 and put into force by Decree §2126 in 1971 that regulates locally produced and imported food products. The CAA’s main goal is to protect public...
Maria Julia Balbi
Mariana Prosperi
Andrea Yankelevich
Ken Joseph
USDA GAIN

Saudi Arabia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Saudi Arabia is the largest and a growing market for high value foodstuffs in the Gulf region. All food products are imported by the private sector. The vast majority of food products are subject to a 5 percent import duty while coffee, tea and fresh red meat enter the country duty free. Selected...
Hussein Mousa
USDA GAIN

Mexican Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Mexican Bureau of Standards (DGN, Dirección General de Normas) is responsible for overall management and coordination of standards in Mexico. The legal framework for Mexico’s regulatory process is the Federal Law of Metrology and Normalization. This law gives authority to the...
ATO and OAA staff
USDA GAIN

Netherlands Antilles - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

With its duty-free status and limited import regulation, Sint Maarten has traditionally been a wide open market for U.S. food and agricultural products. However, with its newly acquired status as an autonomous country, Sint Maarten is beginning to develop its own food safety, and plant and animal...
Omar Gonzalez
GAIN

Cuba - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report was prepared by the Caribbean Basin Agricultural Trade Office of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Miami, Florida for U.S. exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. While every possible care was taken in the preparation of this report, information provided may not be...
Omar Gonzalez
Mark Ford
USDA GAIN