Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

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

Jordan - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Jordan has been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2000. The accession to membership coincided with structural reforms, economic and legislative, designed to match international standards and requirements. As a result, the current food control regime in Jordan falls under two...
Mohamed Khraishy
USDA GAIN

Ethylene, enzymatic and respiratory pattern evolution in loquat (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.) cv. Golden Nugget in the last four sequential stages of maturation

There is some controversy regarding the respiratory pattern of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica [Thunb.] Lindl.). Thus in order to provide information on this aspect of loquat, fruit of 50-70 g, from cv. Golden Nugget were harvested in four stages of maturity: green (BBCH 709), color break (BBCH 801),...
Pedro L. Undurraga M.
José A. Olaeta C.
Cristian Cancino
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research

Efecto del almacenamiento en atmósfera controlada sobre la calidad poscosecha y nutricional del tomate

El objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar el efecto del almacenamiento en Atmósferas Controladas (AC) sobre la calidad poscosecha y el contenido nutricional de tomate (Solanum lycopersicum L.) "Imperial". Frutos de tomate en estado de madurez comercial fueron almacenados en...
José Ángel López Valenzuela
Francisco Javier Valverde Juárez
Silvia Lizzeth Mejía Torres
Gabriela López Angulo
Misael Odín Vega García
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

Manejo Poscosecha de camote "Bush Buck"

El manejo poscosecha de camote es importante debido a que las pérdidas pueden llegar a 100% del cultivo por problemas de daño mecánico, pudrición y deshidratación. Con el manejo correcto y condiciones de transporte y almacenamiento adecuadas, se puede almacenar...
USAID-RED
USAID

Taiwan - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Department of Health (DOH) is the statutory body responsible for the management of food safety in Taiwan. All food products, whether produced domestically or imported, must comply with the “Act Governing Food Sanitation.” The term “foods” as used in this Act refers to...
Chris Frederick
Rosemary Kao
Amy Hsueh
USDA GAIN

South Africa - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The South African food safety and food control systems are developed and enforced by three government departments: Department of Health (DOH), Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Regulatory Authorities: Department of Health: http...
Linda Siphugu
USDA GAIN