Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Optimization of alginate and gellan-based edible coating formulations for fresh-cut pineapples

The effects of alginate-based [sodium alginate, 0-2% (w/v), glycerol, 0-2% (w/v) and sunflower oil 0.025% (w/v)] and gellan-based [gellan, 0-1% (w/v), glycerol, 0-1% (w/v) and sunflower oil 0.025% (w/v)] edible coatings on fresh-cut pineapple were evaluated by response surface methodology (RSM)....
N. Azarakhsh
A. Osman
H.M. Ghazali
C.P. Tan
N. Mohd Adzahan
International Food Research Journal

Risk Assessment and Management of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Lettuce Salads

    Foodborne diseases constitute a major concern in societies, and their causes are aimed to be identified and minimized. Only in the last few years, this is encouraged by the application of risk assessment, management, and communication. This work presents a probabilistic quantitative...
Elena Carrasco
Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez
Antonio Valero
Rosa M. García-Gimeno
Gonzalo Zurera
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Limpieza y Desinfección de Plantas Procesadoras y Empacadoras de Alimentos

Toda planta procesadora o empacadora de alimentos debe contar con un programa formal de limpieza y desinfección que asegure la reducción y o eliminación del riesgo de contaminación microbiológica, química y física de los alimentos. Este programa es...
Melvin Barillas
Ricardo Pineda
USAID

Storage Disorders of Controlled Atmosphere-Stored Empire Apples

The ‘Empire’ is a major apple variety in the northeastern United States, especially in New York, that is grown for both domestic and export markets. The cultivar is also favored for its fresh cut slice quality because of maintenance of texture and slow browning. Market demand for...
Christopher B. Watkins
New York Fruit Quarterly

Brazil - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Brazil is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and therefore has made commitments to subscribe to the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement and to Codex Alimentarius (CODEX) principles. Food regulations issued at the federal level are contained in various types of legal documents...
Fabiana Fonseca
USDA GAIN

Kenya - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Government of Kenya (GOK) encourages export certification of almost all foods before they are exported to Kenya for human and animal consumption. Exporters and consolidators of U.S. food products may obtain a certificate of conformity (COC) through the GOK’s PVoC. The GOK maintains...
FAS/Nairobi Staff
USDA GAIN

Control of spoilage in table grapes

  Purpose of the review: Diverse means to control decay and spoilage of table grapes during storage have been described in numerous research papers that were published recently. The purpose of this review is to describe some of the major publications in this field and to point out on their...
Amnon Lichter
Franka Mlikota Gabler
Joseph L. Smilanick
Stewart Postharvest Review

Combination of postharvest antifungal chemical treatments and controlled atmosphere storage to control gray mold and improve storability of ‘Wonderful’ pomegranates

  Common food additives (sodium bicarbonate (SB), sodium carbonate (SC), and potassium sorbate (PS)) were compared to the fungicide fludioxonil for the control of gray mold on California-grown ‘Wonderful’ pomegranates artificially inoculated with Botrytis cinerea and stored at 7.2...
Lluis Palou
Carlos H. Crisosto
David Garner
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Control of citrus postharvest green mold and sour rot by potassium sorbate combined with heat and fungicides

  Potassium sorbate (KS), a common food preservative, was evaluated to control postharvest decay of citrus fruit. Significant advantages of KS over the commonly used sodium bicarbonate, which similarly improved fungicide performance, are the relatively low salt concentration of KS, the absence...
Joseph L. Smilanick
Monir F. Mansour
Franka Mlikota Gabler
David Sorenson
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Microbial contamination of food refrigeration equipment

Refrigeration systems in chilled rooms in fifteen plants processing a variety of foods were studied. These included plants processing raw meat and salads, Chinese ready meals, dairy products, slicing and packing of cooked meats and catering establishments. An initial survey of total numbers of...
J. Evans
S. Russell
C. James
J. Corry
IUFoST 13th World Congress of Food Science & Technology