Fresh Produce Regulation, Grades & Standards, Import Regulations, Labeling

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Pomegranates in Germany

  As a result of the health benefits associated with pomegranates, the German consumption of pomegranates is increasing. An interesting opportunity for pomegranate exporters lies in exports of ready-to-eat pomegranate arils. Producers in the Southern Hemisphere have the potential to offer...
ProFound – Advisers In Development
Piet Schotel
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Evaluation of a Kiwifruit Non-Destructive Firmness Sensory

Non-destructive firmness sensors have recently become available for packers and fruit handlers although they demand more information on their performance and reliability. A commercial sensor based on low mass impact has been tested on kiwifruit. Correlation between the firmness index given by the...
Carlos H. Crisosto
Constantino Valero
David Slaughter
UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology

Physical and chemical characteristics of cactus stems (Opuntia ficus-indica) for exportation and domestic markets

Nopal (edible cactus stems, Opuntia spp.) is consumed and produced in México and the selection criteria for its export include only color, size and the absence of deformations seen by producers at the time of harvest. The objective of this study was to evaluate the physical and chemical...
G. Maki-Díaz
C. B. Peña-Valdivia
R. García-Nava
M. L. Arévalo-Galarza
G. Calderón-Zavala
S. Anaya-Rosales
Agrociencia

Características físicas y químicas de nopal verdura (Opuntia ficus-indica) para exportación y consumo nacional

El nopal verdura (Opuntia spp.) se consume y produce en México y los criterios de selección para su exportación incluyen únicamente el color, el tamaño y la ausencia de deformaciones visualizadas por los productores al momento de la cosecha. El objetivo de este...
G. Maki-Díaz
C. B. Peña-Valdivia
R. García-Nava
M. L. Arévalo-Galarza
G. Calderón-Zavala
S. Anaya-Rosales
Agrociencia

Dragon Fruit Assessment Manual

  This protocol seeks to provide a standard methodology for the experimentation and assessment of Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus (Haw.)) in the collaborative project funded by the New Zealand ADAF project (Vietnam Quarantine Barriers Assignment). This will aid in the exchange of information...
Allan Woolf
Do Minh Hien
Thai Thi Hoa
Nguyen Minh Chau
Richard Jackman
Chris Clark
HortResearch & Southern Fruit Research Institute

CBI Product Fact Sheet: Fresh Chilli Peppers in the European Market

  ‘Practical market insight on your product’ The European market for fresh Chilli Peppers is steadily growing year after year. With this product factsheet CBI supports developing countries’ (DC) exporters with essential information to enhance their exports of Chilli...
Piet Schotel
LEI Wageningen UR
CBI

Spain - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Spain is a member of the EU since 1986, and as a member of the European Union (EU), it follows all EU directives, regulations, and obligations where available. While EU Regulations are binding and directly applicable to the Member States, EU Directives have to be transposed into National law. EU...
Marta Guerrero
USDA GAIN

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Manual

The Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual covers all fresh fruits and vegetables, including fresh herbs and sprouts and immature nuts that have not been separated from their husk, that are imported from any foreign country, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, or Northern Mariana Islands. These...
USDA
USDA

Morocco - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The main regulatory agency responsible for food safety issues in Morocco is the newly established National Office for Food Safety, ONSSA, “Office National de la Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires.” ONSSA is an independent agency under the supervision of Ministry...
Idriss El Honsali
USDA GAIN

Australia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Australia is a major producer of raw materials and processed foods but imports a growing volume of food and beverages. Imports have increased steadily over recent years. U.S. exports of consumer ready food products to Australia have risen by over 460 percent in value in the past ten years. All...
Lindy Crothers
USDA GAIN