Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

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

Phosphine fumigation to disinfest kiwifruit

Global use of phosphine as a fumigant has increased in response to the need to replace methyl bromide, and with the improved formulations, ECO2FUME® and VAPORPH3OS®. Phosphine is registered as a postharvest fumigant on kiwifruit in New Zealand and has been used commercially to reduce the...
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M Page-Weir
A Chhagan
D.W. Brash
D. Klementz
B.L. Bycroft
P.G. Connolly
B.C. Waddell
R. Gilbertson
F. Bollen
A.B. Woolf
New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology. Chapter 9 - Grapes

  This chapter provides some basic information about the cultivation of grapes (this section) before looking at the physiology and biochemistry of the developing and mature grape berry. The final three sections of the chapter deal with post-harvest aspects of grapes pertaining to the three...
Christian Chervin
Julia Aked
Carlos H. Crisosto
Blackwell Publishing

Chlorine dioxide and chlorine effectiveness to prevent Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella cross-contamination on fresh-cut Red Chard

  Washing procedures applied to fresh produce have the potential to reduce contamination from the surface of the product. However, the wash water may also serve as a source of contamination or has great potential to result in cross-contamination. The objective of this study was to evaluate...
Alejandro Tomás-Callejas
Francisco López-Gálvez
Adrian Sbodio
Francisco Artés
Francisco Artés-Hernández
Trevor Suslow
Food Control

Efecto de la aplicación de un recubrimiento comestible antimicrobial y antioxidante a partir de aceite de oregano (Origanum vulgare ) en la calidad y vida útil de la lechuga (Lactuca sativa L) mínimamente procesada refrigerada

Se elaboró una película comestible compuesta por: pectina 6%, gelatina 5% como gelificante y como surfactante aceite de orégano en concentraciones de 1% y 2% y se aplicó a la lechuga mínimamente procesada refrigerada. Los resultados mostraron que la tasa de...
Nidia Rocío Patiño Rincón
Heidy Milena Moreno Cristancho
María Patricia Chaparro González
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Salmonella y Escherichia coli enteropatógena en el ambiente de producción de cultivos: fuentes potenciales, supervivencia y gestión

En las últimas dos décadas, por lo menos una docena de grandes brotes de gastroenteritis, causados por Salmonella no tifoidea y E. coli enteropatógena se han relacionado con el consumo de brotes, nueces, frutas y vegetales frescos ó mínimamente procesados. Estos...
Massimiliano Marvasi
Max Teplitski
Andrée George
George Hochmuth
University of Florida, IFAS

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Quality Maintenance

Fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers must be in excellent condition and have excellent quality if maximum shelf life is desired. The best possible quality of any commodity exists at the moment of harvest. From that point on, quality cannot be improved, only maintained. Remember that shelf life...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Cooling

Field heat should be removed from fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers as quickly as possible after harvest. Each commodity should be maintained at its lowest safe temperature. Cooling and storage requirements for specific commodities are presented below, in NC Cooperative Extension Service...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Handling

The most important key to quality maintenance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers is careful handling – Tender Loving Care! Symptoms of injuries incurred during harvesting, handling, grading, and packaging usually are not evident until the products reach retail or consumer levels...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service