Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Prestorage application of high carbon dioxide combined withcontrolled atmosphere storage as a dual approach to control Botrytiscinerea in organic ‘Flame Seedless’ and ‘Crimson Seedless’ table grapes

  Pre-storage application of 40% CO2 at 0°C for 24 or 48 h and controlled atmosphere (12% O2 + 12% CO2) storage at 0°C for up to eight weeks on decay control and quality of organic ‘Flame Seedless’ and ‘Crimson Seedless’ table grapes were studied as a...
Cesar S. Teles
Benedito C. Benedetti
W. Douglas Gubler
Carlos H. Crisosto
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Postharvest Control of Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and California Red Scale (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) with Ethyl Formate and Its Impact on Citrus Fruit Quality

  The postharvest control of arthropod pests is a challenge that the California citrus industry must overcome when exporting fruit overseas. Currently, methyl bromide fumigation is used to control postharvest pests on exported citrus, but it may soon be unavailable because of use restrictions...
Francine Pupin
Veronique Bikoba
William B. Biasi
Gabriel M. Pedroso
Yuling Ouyang
Elizabeth E. Grafton-Cardwell
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Economic Entomology

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

Asistencia técnica dirigida en cosecha y post cosecha de banano orgánico

Como en todos los cultivos, las etapas de cosecha y poscosecha requieren un cuidado a fin de conservar la calidad de la fruta. Y esta buena calidad pueda ser mantenida hasta el punto final que es el consumidor. La modalidad de cosecha, varían en las regiones donde se cultivan, a veces estas...
Ulises Vegas Rodríguez
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Hallazgos de la biosíntesis del etileno en frutas climatéricas y de los factores que afectan la ruta metabólica

El etileno es un compuesto hormonal gaseoso sintetizado en la mayoría de los tejidos de las plantas superiores, y a quien le atribuye el rol principal en los procesos de maduración y senescencia de las frutas climatéricas. La biosíntesis de etileno está regulada...
Eduardo Javid Corpas Iguarán
Omar Alberto Tapasco Alzate
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Effect of Different Temperatures and Parameters Analysis of the Storage Life of Fresh Cucumber and Tomato using Controlled Atmosphere Technology

  The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of different controlled temperatures and analyze the measures and/or parameters of the controlled atmosphere storage for fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. The effect of temperature, relative humidity, gas composition and other impacting...
Wu-Yi Liu
American Journal of Food Technology

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Apples

Producing a good crop of high-quality apples requires time, skill, and money. To gain full benefit from the crop, it is important to sustain the quality of the apples until they are delivered to the consumer. Proper postharvest cooling and careful attention to handling can prolong the time during...
M. D. Boyette
L. G. Wilson
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service

The potential of using low oxygen and ethyl formate or ethyl acetate to disinfest fresh fruit in storage

Low oxygen and/or 'generally recognised as safe' (GRAS)/food additive (FA) treatments in combination with cool storage have the potential to disinfest a range of commodities of various pests. This paper reports on research to determine the tolerance of second/third and fifth instar codling...
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M. Page-Weir
A. Chhagan
P.G. Connolly
J. Poulton
A.M. Kean
New Zealand Plant Protection

Damage to intact fruit affects quality of slices from ripened tomatoes

  Breaker stage fruit (cvs 901 and Bobcat) were subjected to different types of physical damage: 3 impacts of a steel ball (67 g) from a height of 33, 66 or 99 cm, 8 impacts of the ball from 99 cm, or dropping the fruit once 1 m onto a hard surface. Fruit were then held at 20 °C...
Marina Buccheri
Marita Cantwell
LWT - Food Science and Technology

Effect of Ethylene and Temperature Conditioning on Sensory Attributes and Chemical Composition of ‘Comice’ Pears

  ‘Comice’ is among the pear varieties most difficult to ripen after harvest. Ethylene, cold temperature, and intermediate (10 °C) temperature conditioning have been successfully used to stimulate the ability of ‘Comice’ pears to ripen. However, the sensory quality...
Warangkana Makkumrai
Hanne Sivertsen
David Sugar
Susan E. Ebeler
Florence Negre-Zakharov
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry