Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

EU-27 - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report provides an overview of food laws currently in force in the EU-27. The following sections were updated/added: food laws, allergen labeling requirements, warning labels, nutrition & health claims, nutrition labeling, country of origin labeling, food contact materials, additives,...
Hilde Brans
USDA GAIN

Denmark - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Responsibility for the safety of food and agricultural products in Denmark is shared between two Danish authorities: The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Agrifish Agency. The food administration is the central supervisory authority for matters relating to food, including...
Asa Wideback
USDA GAIN

Austria - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  This report outlines specific requirements for food and agricultural products imports into Austria. Austria as a member of the European Union follows the EU directives and regulations. It is recommended that this report be read in conjunction with the EU-27 Food and Agricultural Import...
Roswitha Krautgartner
USDA GAIN

Lineamientos para el diseño y construcción de un centro de lavado y empaque de productos hortícolas en el campo

  Debe considerarse que dentro de lo posible hay que evitar el contacto de material contaminado que viene del campo, con material lavado que está listo para irse para el mercado o la cadena de frío. Tomando en cuenta esto la distribución de planta debe tener por lo tanto...
Alfredo Durán Quirós
Dennis Mora Acedo
Universidad de Costa Rica

Spain - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

As a member of the European Union (EU), Spain follows all EU directives, regulations, and obligations where available. This report outlines the applicable legislation regarding the export of U.S. food products to Spain, particularly those rules that differ from EU legislation or regulation. Food...
Marta Guerrero
USDA GAIN

Panama - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Panamanian consumers continue perceiving U.S. food products as high quality, wholesome and reliable, which has resulted in a continuous growth in demand. Panama approved and ratified a Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) with the U.S., which is at present pending for ratification by the U.S. Congress...
Arlene Villalaz
USDA GAIN

An Evaporative Cooler for Vegetable Crops

  Some vegetable crops are harvested with pulp temperatures too high and under humidity conditions too low for maximum shelf life. Present facilities for cooling produce and providing proper humidity usually consist of a system for rapid cooling as the commodity arrives from the field and a...
James F. Thompson
Robert F. Kasmire
California Agriculture

Guía práctica de manejo agronómico, cosecha, poscosecha y procesamiento de naranjilla y cocona

  Los cultivos de cocona y naranjilla son nuevos en la región Centroamericana y tienen su origen en la parte baja de la Cordillera de Los Andes en Sudamérica. En esta parte del continente, sobre todo la naranjilla o lulo, tienen una gran importancia económica para pa...
Rubén Gallozzi Cálix
Odilo Duarte
IICA & Agencia Suiza para el desarrollo y la cooperación

Influencia del contenido de azúcares sobre la textura e inocuidad microbiológica de rodajas de carambolo (Averrhoa carambola L.) mínimamente procesado durante su almacenamiento en atmósfera modificada

  Se evaluó la influencia que tiene la concentración de sacarosa, glucosa y fructosa sobre la textura e inocuidad en rodajas de carambolo fresco cortado, durante almacenamiento. Se usaron rodajas de 5 mm de espesor con pretratamiento químico y estado 5 de madurez. Se...
Diana Blach
Johanna Donado
Magda I. Pinzón
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Validation of the Micro Biological Survey Method for Total Viable Count and E. coli in Food Samples

  The aim of this study was the validation of the Micro Biological Survey (MBS) method for microbiological analysis of food for Total Viable Count (TVC) and Escherichia coli (E. coli). The MBS method is a rapid quantitative alternative method for the detection and selective counting of...
Giorgia Bottini
Francesca Losito
Alessio De Ascenti
Francesca Romana Priolisi
Alberto Mari
Giovanni Antonini
American Journal of Food Technology