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Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Manejo Poscosecha de Calabaza

  El manejo poscosecha de calabaza “Butternut” para exportación es importante debido a que las perdidas pueden llegar a 100% del cultivo por problemas de daño mecánico, pudrición y deshidratación. Con el manejo correcto y condiciones de transporte...

Harvesting and Handling Effects on Postharvest Decay

  Purpose of review: The aims of this review are: (1) to highlight the most significant results over the last few years in harvesting methods and pre- and postharvest handling of horticultural products; and (2) to provide insights in terms of technological aspects, with special reference to...
T.J. Michailides
G.A. Manganaris
Stewart Postharvest Review

Mercado de la Unión Europea

    Guía para identificar los principales requisitos exigidos para el ingreso de productos agrícolas frescos y procesados. La importación de los alimentos en la Unión Europea está sujeta al cumplimiento de diversas leyes y reglamentos destinados a...
Daniel Rodríguez Sáenz
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Hong Kong - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

With the commencement of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Ordinance and the Genetically Modified Organisms (Documentation for Import and Export) Regulation in March 2011, there are documentation requirements for shipments containing living modified organisms. The Food Safety...
Caroline Yuen

Portugal - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

As a member of the European Union, the Government of Portugal applies EU regulations and legislation, where available, regarding the importation of food, feed, feed ingredients and beverages. Food laws of individual member states have mostly been fully harmonized into EU law. However, it is...
Diogo Machado Mendes

Sweden - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Responsibility for the safety of food and agricultural products in Sweden is shared between three Swedish authorities: the Swedish Board of Agriculture, the National Food Agency (NFA) and, to a lesser degree, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. The NFA is the central supervisory...
Asa Wideback

Postharvest Handling of Pistachio Nuts on a Small Scale

The final quality of pistachio nuts depends on time of harvest and proper management postharvest handling procedure. This leaflet is aimed at briefly discussing the various steps involved in harvesting, hulling, drying, roasting, salting, and storage of pistachio nuts on a small scale.
Adel A. Kader
Joseph Maranto
University of California Cooperative Extension

Control of Brown Rot of Stone Fruits by Brief Heated Water Immersion Treatments

  The effectiveness of brief (30 or 60 s) immersion in water at 24, 50, 55, 60, 65, or 70 °C was evaluated for the control of brown rot, caused by Monilinia fructicola, on California-grown peaches, nectarines, and plums. Inoculated fruits were treated and either stored at 20 °C for 5...
Ozgur Akgun Karabulut
Joseph L. Smilanick
Carlos H. Crisosto
Lluís Palou
Crop Protection

Efficacy and Application Strategies for Propiconazole as a New Postharvest Fungicide for Managing Sour Rot and Green Mold of Citrus Fruit

  Few postharvest treatments are available for managing sour rot of citrus caused by Galactomyces citri-aurantii and they are generally not very effective. The demethylation-inhibiting (DMI) triazole fungicides propiconazole and cyproconazole were found to be highly effective and more...
A. H. McKay
H. Förster
J. E. Adaskaveg
Plant Disease

El Salvador - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

El Salvador does not have a specific food law that applies to imported foodstuffs. Instead, the Salvadoran Health Code is the most widely used instrument to enforce local food safety. The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MPHSA) is in charge of all registrations and authorizations...
Miguel Herrera