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

Propiedades Físicas y Químicas del Grano de Difereneted Variedades de Frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

  Con el objeto de evaluar parámetros de composición mineral, dureza, absorción de agua, propiedades térmicas, viscosidad y microestructura del grano se estudiaron 14 variedades de frijol cultivadas en el estado de Durango, México. El mayor contenido...
Oscar Velasco-González
Eduardo San Martín-Martínez
Miguel Aguilar-Méndez
Arnulfo Pajarito-Ravelero
Rosalva Mora-Escobedo
Bioagro

A Grading Method for Mangoes on the Basis of Peel Color Measurement Using a Computer Vision System

  An objective grading method using a Computer Vision System (CVS) for mangoes is proposed. Red peel was selected using two types of color space values at chroma = 22 and hue angle = 52˚. Eighteenout of 25 fully-ripened fruits were graded as “excellent,” determined by the...
Yoshio Makino
Kenjiro Goto
Seiichi Oshita
Akari Sato
Masato Tsukada
Agricultural Sciences

Cross Contamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Between Lettuce and Wash Water during Home-scale Washing

  Lettuce and leafy greens have been implicated in multiple foodborne disease outbreaks. This study quantifies cross contamination between lettuce pieces in a small-scale home environment. A five-strain cocktail of relevant Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains was used. Bacterial...
Dane A. Jensen
Loretta M. Friedrich
Linda J. Harris
Michelle D. Danyluk
Donald W. Schaffner
Food Microbiology

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

Alimentos Producidos Orgánicamente

  Estas directrices se han preparado con el fin de ofrecer un enfoque concertado respecto a los requisitos que socalzan la producción, el etiquetado y la producción de propiedades de los alimentos producidos orgánicamente. La finalidad de estas directrices es: Proteger a...
World Health Organization
World Health Organization

Frutas y Hortalizas Frescas

  Las normas del Codex para frutas y hortalizas frescas juntas con textos afines como el Código de Prácticas de Higiene para las Frutas y Hortalizas Frescas son publicadas en formato compacto para permitir su uso y amplio conocimiento por parte de los gobiernos, las autoridades...
World Health Organization
World Health Organization

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