Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Produce Traceability Initiative Best Practices for Formatting Hybrid Pallet Labels

  Content: Objectives Introduction  Hybrid Pellet Label Basic PTI Data Elements  Alternate to Applying Hybrid Pallet Labels to Pallets Barcode Symbol Print Quality 
Produce Traceability Initiative
Produce Traceability Initiative

Mango Handling and Ripening Protocol

  Contents: Objective and Overview Understanding Mango Maturity and Ripeness Mango Receiving and Quality Assessment Temperature Management Mango Storage Mango Transportation Mango Handling and Merchandising at the Store Mango Ripening Fore More Resources Acknolwedgements Appendix
National Mango Board
National Mango Board

Survival of Foodborne Pathogens on Berries

  Fresh and frozen berries are popular foods. When berries are picked for fresh consumption, they are usually packed directly without washing because they are highly perishable. Fresh berries also are commonly included in fresh-cut fruit mixtures sold as a ready-to-eat...
Mary Palumbo
Linda J. Harris
Michelle D. Danyluk
IFAS Extension, University of Florida

Calidad Microbiológica y Parasitológica de Lechuga (Lactuca sativa) y Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) Expendidos en la Parroquia Santa Rita, Aragua, Venezuela

  Las hortalizas aportan grandes beneficios para la salud debido a sus innumerables propiedades alimenticias; sin embargo, existe una gran variedad de factores que ponen en riesgo la calidad sanitaria de las mismas constituyéndose en vehículos para enfermedades de transmisi...
Nirza Noguera Machado
Luis Ojeda Ojeda
Raquel Mejía
Francheska Martínez
Dayma González
Dayana Requena
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Postharvest Noninvasive Classification of Tough-fibrous Asparagus Using Computed Tomography Images

  This research was devised to evaluate Computed Tomography (CT) for asparagus fibrousness detection and more specifically develop and test an automatic image analysis method (algorithm) to classify CT images obtained from 859 asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.) segment (...
Irwin R. Donis-González
Daniel E. Guyer
Anthony Peaseb
Postharvest Biology and Technology

A Freshness Indicator for Leafy Greens

  Freshness is a very desirable but somewhat elusive characteristic for leafy greens. Leafy greens contain a significant amount of protein, and accumulation of ammonia as a byproduct of protein metabolism can occur when products lose freshness and begin to deteriorate. In this project we...
Marita Cantwell
Gyunghoon Hong
Judy Song
California Leafy Greens Research Program

Efecto de Diferentes Cortes en Lechuga Batavia (Lactuca sativa L)

  Las verduras son una fuente de minerales y fibra necesarias para la alimentación. La falta de tiempo para la preparación de ensaladas y la limitada oferta de productos mínimamente procesados, es lo que originó este proceso investigativo. La lechuga se desinfecto y...
Cristian Andrés Monroy
Zaira T. Marin-Arango
German A. Giraldo G
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Understanding Tomato Peelability

  Approximately 75% of all tomatoes in the United States are consumed as processed and 25% as fresh. One of the first steps during processing involves removal of the peel and, unfortunately, more than 25% of the fruits (as measured by total weight) can be lost due to overpeeling. Additionally...
Huseyin Ayvaz
Alejandra M. Santos
Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Safety

Folates in Fruits and Vegetables: Contents, Processing, and Stability

  Folates play a key role in human one-carbon metabolism and are provided by food. It is well established that folates are beneficial in the prevention of neural tube defects and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Fruits and vegetables, and especially green vegetables, are the main...
Nicolas Delchier
Anna-Lena Herbig
Michael Rychlik
Catherine M.G.C. Renard
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Safety

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Apples

  Contents: Harvestinig and Handling Chemical Treatments Cooling and Storage Cooling Methods Controlled Atmosphere Storage    
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
The North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service