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Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

A Self-Assessment Workbook for Producers of Apples, Juice and Cider

As a food producer, you can make important contributions to a safe food supply by following good practices in producing and processing apples. Outbreaks of food-borne illness from fresh fruits and vegetables, and unpasteurized cider have steadily increased in recent years (7,10,15). New guidelines...
G. Baird Wireman
D. Granatstein
E. Kirby
E. Adams
Washington State University Cooperative Extension

Postharvest handling of fruits & vegetables

Appropriate production practices, careful harvesting, and proper packaging, storage, and transport all contribute to good produce quality. This publication covers postharvest practices suitable for small-scale operations, and points out the importance of production and harvesting techniques for...
Janet Bachmann
Richard Earles

Effects of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Hot Water Quarantine Treatment on Quality of “Keitt” Mangos

  The optimal 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment to slow ripening of whole “Keitt” mangos, either alone or in combination with hot water treatment (HWT) (prior to or post 1-MCP) was identified. USDA-APHIS mandates that HWT can be used for control of fruit flies, but this may...
Panita Ngamchuachit
Diane M. Barrett
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Food Science

Manejo postcosecha del plátano

El plátano verde-inmaduro y verde-maduro, está constituido principalmente por almidones y taninos. Cuando madura, la pulpa contiene aproximadamente 70 por ciento de agua, es rica en carbohidratos facilmente digeribles, contiene un bajo porcentaje de proteínas y grasas pero es...
Ciro J. Arias Velázquez
Julio Toledo Hevia

Inhibición del brotamiento de tubérculos de papas nativas (Solanum sp) durante el almacenamiento postcosecha

Esta investigación evaluó el efecto de Chlorpropham (CIPC) sobre la longitud de los brotes y pérdida de peso de tubérculos de papas nativas de las variedades: Huayro Negro (Solanum x chaucha), Amarilla Tumbay (Solanum juzeepzukii), Peruanita (Solanum gonyocalix), Muro...
Frank Velásquez
Rene Mendoza
Isaac Aliaga
Agroindustrial Science, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú

Evaluation of the Antifungal Activity of Natural Compounds to Reduce Postharvest Blue Mould (Penicillium expansum Link.) of Apples (Malus domestica Borkh.) During Storage

Several natural compounds were evaluated for the control of Penicillium expansum on apples during green-ripe or ripe maturity stages and stored at ambient or cold temperature. Semipure or crude derivatives of Capsicum frutescens completely inhibited conidial germination of P. expansum at all...
Silvia Bautista-Baños
Anthony J. De Lucca
Charles L. Wilson
Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología

Preservative Treatments for Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables

  In this chapter, we review the most common treatments used to preserve the color and texture of fresh-cut products. Color preservation is, after safety, the most important attribute to be preserved, because frequently, a product is selected for its appearance, particularly its color. Color...
Elisabeth Garcia
Diane M. Barrett
CRC Press

Growing Vegetables, Fruits and Produce (Food Safety Self-Assesment Tool)

Food safety is a concern to all involved in the production, marketing and consumption of foodstuff. Produce, fruits and vegetables, present unique problems in that they are often consumed raw without processing. In many cases, small produce growers market their crops directly to consumers or...
Karen L.B. Gast
Dan Nagengast
Rhonda Janke
Donald C. Cress
Kansas State University

Síntomas y sensibilidad al daño por frío de frutos de pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus (HAW.) Britton & Rose) durante la postcosecha

La pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose) es una fruta exquisita y exótica con aroma y sabor atractivos, y color de piel rojo característico. Su producción y suministro para los mercados regionales y extranjeros son limitados por su vida de anaquel. El...
Rosendo Balois-Morales
Cecilia B. Peña-Valdivia
V. Baruch Arroyo-Peña

Symptoms and sensitivity to chilling injury of pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus (HAW.) Britton & Rose) fruits during postharvest

Dragon fruit or pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus (Haw.) Britton & Rose) is an exquisite and exotic fruit with attractive aroma and flavor, and a characteristic red-skinned color. Its production and supply for regional and foreign markets is limited to its storage life. The objective of this study...
Rosendo Balois-Morales
Cecilia B. Peña-Valdivia
V. Baruch Arroyo-Peña