Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Guidance for Industry: What You Need To Know About Registration of Food Facilities; Small Entity Compliance Guide

  This guidance document is a restatement of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current requirements for registration of food facilities presented in simplified format and language. As guidance, it is not binding on either FDA or the public. Purpose of this Guidance This...

Packaging for Organic Foods

This guide helps exporters, packers and processors to understand packaging for organic food. Businesses in developing countries, particularly micro and small ones, often lack comprehensive information on market requirements set by importers. This guide on packaging for organic products will help...
Rajiv Dhar
Kathrin Seidel
International Trade Centre

Quality of pitaya fruit (Hylocereus undatus) as influenced by storage temperature and packaging

  Pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) is a non-climacteric fruit that reaches its best eating quality when harvested ripe, decreasing thereafter during storage (CHIEN et al., 2007). As a new crop, there have been limited studies focused on extending the postharvest quality of pitaya fruit. The main...
Sergio Tonetto de Freitas
Elizabeth Jeanne Mitcham
XXII Congresso Brasileiro de Fruticultura

Texture improvement of fresh and frozen mangoes with pectin methylesterase and calcium infusion

  BACKGROUND: A major problem of mango products is texture loss. The effect of commercial pectin methylesterase (PME) and calcium infusion on improvement of the texture of both fresh and frozen-thawed mango cubes was investigated in the present study. RESULTS: The weight gain and moisture...
Arpassorn Sirijariyawat
Sanguansri Charoenrein
Diane M. Barrett
Journal Science of Food and Agriculture

Producción de primicia en invernadero de híbridos masculinos de espárrago (Asparagus officinalis) y procesado IV Gama para optimización del posicionamiento en el mercado

  El espárrago es una hortaliza muy valorada por sus propiedades, que ha experimentado un notable incremento durante los últimos años a nivel global, contando con una creciente demanda por parte de mercados muy exigentes respecto a su presentación y cada vez mas...
Sofía Barreto
Ana M. Castagnino
Karina E. Díaz
Agostino Falavigna
J. Marina
M. B. Rosini
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Increasing Antioxidant Activity and Reducing Decay of Blueberries by Essential Oils

  Several naturally occurring essential oils including carvacrol, anethole, cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, perillaldehyde, linalool, and p-cymene were evaluated for their effectiveness in reducing decay and increasing antioxidant levels and activities in ‘Duke’ blueberries (...
Chien Y. Wang
Shiow Y. Wang
Chitsun Chen
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Alleviation of Chilling Injury in Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

  Chilling injury in tropical and subtropical fruits can be alleviated by low temperature preconditioning, intermittent warming, heat treatment, controlled atmosphere storage, treatments with calcium or other chemicals, waxing, film packaging, genetic modification, or applications with...
C.Y. Wang
Acta Horticulturae

Almacenamiento postcosecha de rambutan en dos temperaturas y atmósferas modificadas

El rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) es un frutal tropical asiático introducido a México, que se cultiva principalmente en el estado de Chiapas. Su comercialización está limitada por la corta vida en anaquel, oscurecimiento del pericarpio y enfermedades postcosecha. Se...
Marianguadalupe Hernández-Arenas
Daniel Nieto-Ángel
María Teresa Martínez-Damián
Daniel Teliz-Ortiz
Cristian Nava Díaz
Néstor Bautista-Martínez

Impact of Different Packaging Types and Low Temperature Shipping Durations on Fruit Quality and Marketability of Pakistani Mangoes

Corrugated cardboard boxes are being used for the export of mango fruit worldwide. However, for sea freight, the performance of cardboard box (open vs closed) needs to be evaluated for shipment under low temperature conditions. Under this perspective, two different types of corrugated cardboard...
Omer Hafeez
Aman Ullah Malik
Ahmad Sattar Khan
Abdul Rehman
Qazi Adeel Javaid
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Comparative study of the effects of steam and solar heat treated cowpea seed on the development and control of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)

Africa produces more cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) than any other continent but utilization in many countries is reduced due to seed destruction by the larvae of bruchids. The dried edible seeds of legumes are frequently attacked by beetles of the family Bruchidae. There are several genera of stored-...
J Allotey
S Sefa-Dedeh
AK Osei
EK Collison
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development