Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Czech Republic - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Czech Republic became a member of the European Union in May 2004 and so all EU directions apply. Any exporter from the United States must be familiar with Czech food laws and EU regulations and directions which overrule any Czech legislation. Any food industry area that is not regulated by the...
Jana Mikulasova

Serbia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report provides information on Serbian regulations and standards concerning food, agriculture, agricultural products and foreign trade. It includes information on labeling, packaging, food additives and import procedures. Important points of contact or relevant government agencies for U.S....
Tatjana Maslac

Atomizing Spray Systems for Application of Edible Coatings

The use of edible coatings on fresh and processed food products as a means of extending shelf life by preventing or delaying spoilage, providing a partial barrier to moisture, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, improving the mechanical handling properties, and even as carriers of many functional...
Ricardo D. Andrade
Olivier Skurtys
Fernando A. Osorio
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Bahamas - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Approximately, 95 percent of all agricultural, fish and forestry products imported by The Bahamas come from the United States. The Bahamas recognizes and accepts the U.S. standards for practically all food and agricultural products. The Bahamian Food Act of 1985 is still the principal legislative...
Mark Ford
Omar Gonzalez

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

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

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

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

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