Fresh Produce Safety, Traceability

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

Food Safety Strategies

  Food safety is important and indispensable. We all eat every day and we all must be able to rest assured that the food we eat does not pose a threat to our health. The increasing globalisation of the world‘s food markets poses ever-new challenges for those persons responsible for food...
Ilse Aigner
Bundesministerium für Ernährung

Natural Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Microbial Safety and Food Quality Enhancement

  Natural antimicrobial agents have been investigated as alternatives to synthetic ones for ensuring food safety and quality. However, the practical use of these preservatives in the food industry is limited due to their negative impact on the odor and taste of food products, as well as the...
Hajer Aloui
Khaoula Khwaldia
Institute of Food Technologists

Processing of Fresh-Cut Tropical Fruits and Vegetables: A Technical Guide

Fruit and vegetable production and consumption in Asia and the Pacific region have shown a marked upward trend over the past several years. Rising consumer demand in the region has come with greater awareness of food safety issues and increased need for convenience and quality. The fresh-cut...
Jennylynd B. James
Tipvanna Ngarmsak
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Microbiological Contamination Linked to Implementation of Good Agricultural Practices in the Production of Organic Lettuce in Southern Brazil

Interviews were conducted with the owners of three organic lettuce farms in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil using a standardized self-assessment questionnaire to ascertain the status of implementation of good agricultural practices and management systems in place. In addition, on...
Rochele de Quadros Rodrigues
Márcia Regina Loiko
Cheila Minéia Daniel de Paula
Claudia Titze Hessel
Liesbeth Jacxsens
Mieke Uyttendaele
Renar João Bender
Eduardo César Tondo
Food Control

FDA Fact Sheet: Voluntary Qualified Importer Progra- Draft Guidance At-a-Glance

A voluntary, fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods from importers who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the safety and security of their supply chains. See more information on: Who is eligible? What kinds of foods are allowed under VQIP? Benefits of...
FDA
US Food and Drug Administration

Fate of Foodborne Viruses in the “Farm to Fork” Chain of Fresh Produce

Abstract Norovirus (NoV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) are the most important foodborne viruses. Fresh produce has been identified as an important vehicle for their transmission. In order to supply a basis to identify possible prevention and control strategies, this review intends to demonstrate the...
Dan Li
Ann De Keuckelaere
Mieke Uyttendaele
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Seguridad alimentaria en productos precortados frescos

Los “alimentos listos para el consumo” (Reglamento UE 2073/2005) son elaborados con hortalizas y frutas frescas sin transformar, generalmente peladas, troceadas o picadas y envasadas para su consumo. Son productos con poco tiempo de preparación y sin pérdida de sus...
Jesús Pérez Aparicio
M. Ángeles Toledano Medina
Vanesa Rodríguez Partida
Junta de Andalucía

Natural Antimicrobial Agents of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum L and C. cassia) and Vanilla (Vanilla planifola, V.pompona, and V. tahitensis) for Extending the Shelf-life of Fresh-Cut Fruits

Currently there is an increasing demand for fresh-cut fruits due to their convenience and health benefits. However, the different food borne disease outbreaks associated with fresh produce has challenged the fresh-cut fruit industry. Owing to the increasing consumers’ concern about chemical...
Bizuayehu Mengstie Muche
H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe
Ethiopian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology

Pre- and Post-harvest Preventive Measures and Intervention Strategies to Control Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh Leafy Vegetables

  This review includes an overview of the most important preventive measures along the farm to fork chain to prevent microbial contamination of leafy greens. It also includes the technological and managerial interventions related to primary production, postharvest handling, processing...
Maria I. Gil
Maria V. Selma
Trevor Suslow
Liesbeth Jacxsens
Mieke Uyttendaele
Ana Allende
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition