Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

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

Effect of Gamma Irradiation on the Quality (Colour, Firmness and Total Soluble Solid) of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Stored at Different Temperature

  A considerable amount of tomato is damaged after harvest every year (20-30% annually) which has impact on the total vegetable production in Bangladesh. Gamma irradiation doses of 250, 500 and 750 Gray (Gy) were analyzed compared to those of unirradiated ones on 1st, 8th and 13th day of...
Humayra Akter
Shakil A. Khan
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

Poland - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Warsaw, Poland 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 completely...
Monika Zochowska
Jolanta Figurska
USDA GAIN

Ghana - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) is the Government of Ghana‟s (GOG) regulatory body with the responsibility of implementing Food and Drugs Law of 1992, (PNDCL 305B) to regulate the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, use and advertisements of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices...
Elmasoeur Ashitey
USDA GAIN

The Effectiveness of Pyrimethanil to Inhibit Germination of Penicillium digitatum and to Control Citrus Green Mold after Harvest

    Pyrimethanil (PYR) has recently been approved for postharvest use on citrus fruit to control green mold, caused by Penicillium digitatum. The EC50 of PYR to inhibit germination of P. digitatum spores was 0.2–0.4 mg/L and was similar from pH 4 to 7. Green mold on citrus fruit was...
J.L. Smilanick
M.F. Mansour
F. Mlikota Gabler
W.R. Goodwine
Postharvest Biology and Technology

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