Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

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

Postharvest physiology and storage of ber

  Purpose of review: This article reviews studies conducted on maturity indices, climacteric behaviour, artificial ripening, and pre- and postharvest treatments, which affect the shelf-life, packaging, storage and postharvest pathology of ber fruits. Findings: Ber fruits show climacteric...
Sunil Pareek
Lisa Kitinoja
Ram Avtar Kaushik
Ravinder Paliwal
Stewart Postharvest Review

Storage temperature and time influences sensory quality of mandarins by altering soluble solids, acidity and aroma volatile composition

  Mandarins are very prone to losing flavor quality during storage and, as a result, often have a short shelf life. To better understand the basis of this flavor loss, two mandarin varieties (‘W. Murcott’ and ‘Owari’) were stored for 0, 3 and 6 weeks at either 0 °C...
David Obenland
Sue Collin
Bruce Mackey
James Sievert
Mary Lu Arpaia
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Manejo Poscosecha de Chile Dulce

  El manejo poscosecha de chile dulce es importante debido a que las perdidas pueden llegar a 100% del cultivo por problemas de daño mecánico, pudrición, maduración y deshidratación. Con el manejo correcto y condiciones de transporte y almacenamiento...
USAID
USAID

Efecto de diferentes concentraciones y tiempos de exposición al 1- Metilciclopropeno (1-MCP) en la maduración de granadilla

  Estudios de investigación han confirmado el 1-MCP (1-metilciclopropeno) como potencial regulador de la maduración de frutas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue verificar el efecto del 1-MCP en la maduración de granadilla. Granadillas `común´ fueron sometidas a...
Saul Dussán Sarria
Angela Maria Perengüez Cuarán
Liliana Serna Cock
Alimentos Hoy, Colombia

Evaluation of different types of packages for handling and transportation of vegetables.

  Fresh fruits and vegetables are termed perishable commodities because they have an inherent tendency for spoilage due to physiological reasons. Postharvest losses of these crops may occur at any point between harvest and consumption in the marketing process. In developing counties, where...
K.G.L.R. Jayathunge
W.M.C.B. Wasala
H.M.A.P. Rathnayake
C.R. Gunawardane
H.C. Samarakoon
M.D. Fernando
K.B. Palipane
Sri Lanka

Integrated Approaches to Postharvest Disease Management in California Citrus Packinghouses

  Practices in the citrus industry evolve rapidly to minimize postharvest decay losses, mostly a result of green mold or blue mold, caused by Penicillium digitatum or P. italicum, respectively. Current problems include the continued development of fungicide resistance among these pathogens,...
J.L. Smilanick
Acta Hort

Recent advances on the use of natural and safe alternatives to conventional methods to control postharvest gray mold of table grapes

  Gray mold, caused by Botrytis cinerea, is the main postharvest decay of table grapes. It can develop in the vineyard and spread rapidly among berries after harvest, during long distant transport, cold storage and shelf-life. In conventional agriculture, bunches are sprayed with fungicides...
Gianfranco Romanazzi
Amnon Lichter
Franka Mlikota Gabler
Joseph L. Smilanick
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Netherlands - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

EU legislation is made up of Directives and Regulations which must be translated into the 23 official languages in use in the EU-27. Directives define the result that must be achieved but leave to each Member State the choice of form and methods to transpose the directive into national laws (...
Marcel Pinckaers
USDA GAIN