Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Color Changes of Fresh-cut Swiss Chard Leaves Stored at Different Light Intensity

    In this study, the effect of continuous and periodic-light treatments on colour retention of freshly cut chard was investigated. Light sources were day light-fluorescent lamps of 1300 lux. The lamps were placed 70 cm above the samples in a cold room set-at 5°C temperature and 85-...
M. Ufuk Kasim
Rezzan Kasim
American Journal of Food Technology

Venezuela - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s (BRV) legislation governing domestically produced and imported processed food products, beverages, additives, and coloring agents for foods destined for human consumption, are contained in the “General Food Norm.” This general food safety...
Clara Nunez
USDA

Aruba - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  Aruba is very receptive to U.S. products. At the present time, Aruba has no food-specific legislation to regulate imported foods. U.S. standards for food and agricultural products are fully accepted. Import licenses are required for select agricultural products. In addition, meat products...
Omar Gonzalez
Mark Ford
USDA GAIN

United Arab Emirates - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Dubai covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE (also known as the GCC-5). Food...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Surface Treatments and Edible Coatings in Food Preservation

  Consumer interest in health, nutrition, and food safety combined with environmental concerns has renewed efforts in edible coating research. Renewable and abundant resources are available for use as film-forming agents that could potentially reduce the need for synthetic packaging filius...
Elizabeth A. Baldwin
Handbook of Food Preservation, Second Edition

Iraq Food Agricultural Import Regulations

This FAIRS Country Report details regulatory requirements and import procedures for food and agricultural imports to Iraq. The Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) is an independent government agency that was established by law no.54 in 1979 and acts as a consultant...
Walid Sharif Al-Ani
USDA GAIN

Relationship of soluble solids, acidity and aroma volatiles to flavor in late-season Navel oranges

  Late-season navel oranges in California sometimes have poor flavor even though they have high soluble solids content (SSC) and are very sweet. The reasons for this low flavor quality were investigated by evaluating individual late-season navel oranges for sensory attributes and then...
D. Obenland
S. Collin
J. Sievert
K. Fjeld
M.L. Arpaia
Acta Horticulturae

Técnicas de Manejo Poscosecha a Pequeña Escala: Manual para los Productos Hortofrutícolas (4ª Edición)

Los tres objetivos principales de la aplicación de la tecnología postcosecha a los productos hortofrutícolas son: mantener la calidad (apariencia, textura, sabor y valor nutritivo) proteger o garantizar la seguridad alimentaria reducir las pérdidas entre la...
Lisa Kitinoja
Adel A. Kader
University of California, Davis & Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center

Indonesia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

A comprehensive law concerning foodstuff that controls domestic production, import of foodstuff, processing and distribution was signed in 1996. The food safety control system in Indonesia requires elements of pre-market and post-market control. Pre-market control is conducted by evaluating the...
FAS Jakarta Staffs
USDA GAIN

Germany - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

In Germany, the Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch (LFBG) comprises the basic German food and feed law, most of which is based on fully harmonized EU regulations and directives. The LFGB provides basic definitions, procedural rules and goals of the German food law....
Leif Rehder
USDA GAIN