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Panama - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Panamanian consumers continue perceiving U.S. food products as high quality, wholesome and reliable, which has resulted in a continuous growth in demand. Panama approved and ratified a Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) with the U.S., which is at present pending for ratification by the U.S. Congress...
Arlene Villalaz
USDA GAIN

An Evaporative Cooler for Vegetable Crops

  Some vegetable crops are harvested with pulp temperatures too high and under humidity conditions too low for maximum shelf life. Present facilities for cooling produce and providing proper humidity usually consist of a system for rapid cooling as the commodity arrives from the field and a...
James F. Thompson
Robert F. Kasmire
California Agriculture

Guía práctica de manejo agronómico, cosecha, poscosecha y procesamiento de naranjilla y cocona

  Los cultivos de cocona y naranjilla son nuevos en la región Centroamericana y tienen su origen en la parte baja de la Cordillera de Los Andes en Sudamérica. En esta parte del continente, sobre todo la naranjilla o lulo, tienen una gran importancia económica para pa...
Rubén Gallozzi Cálix
Odilo Duarte
IICA & Agencia Suiza para el desarrollo y la cooperación

Influencia del contenido de azúcares sobre la textura e inocuidad microbiológica de rodajas de carambolo (Averrhoa carambola L.) mínimamente procesado durante su almacenamiento en atmósfera modificada

  Se evaluó la influencia que tiene la concentración de sacarosa, glucosa y fructosa sobre la textura e inocuidad en rodajas de carambolo fresco cortado, durante almacenamiento. Se usaron rodajas de 5 mm de espesor con pretratamiento químico y estado 5 de madurez. Se...
Diana Blach
Johanna Donado
Magda I. Pinzón
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Validation of the Micro Biological Survey Method for Total Viable Count and E. coli in Food Samples

  The aim of this study was the validation of the Micro Biological Survey (MBS) method for microbiological analysis of food for Total Viable Count (TVC) and Escherichia coli (E. coli). The MBS method is a rapid quantitative alternative method for the detection and selective counting of...
Giorgia Bottini
Francesca Losito
Alessio De Ascenti
Francesca Romana Priolisi
Alberto Mari
Giovanni Antonini
American Journal of Food Technology

Mercado de Canadá: Guía para identificar los principales requisitos para el ingreso de productos agrícolas frescos y procesados

  Este documento denominado “Mercado de Canadá: Guía para identificar los principales requisitos para el ingreso de productos agrícolas frescos y procesados” contiene información general sobre cada uno de los requisitos y facilita el acceso a la...
Daniel Rodríguez Sáenz
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

Métodos para el Cuidado de Alimentos Perecederos Durante el Transporte por Camiones

  El objetivo de refrigerar los productos alimenticios es mantener la calidad y prolongar el tiempo de durabilidad antes de la venta, manteniendo la temperatura del producto en un punto donde el deterioro metabólico y microbiológico sea mínimo. Mantener la temperatura...
B. Hunt Ashby
USDA

Finland Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  This report gives an overview of food laws currently in force in Finland. For information on the general EU level, please refer to the USEU Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Report available at www.fas.usda.gov Updates have been made to Section VI „Other...
Asa Wideback
USDA GAIN

Malaysia - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Malaysia’s Food Act 1983 and the Food Regulations of 1985 govern food safety and quality control, including food standards, food hygiene, food import and export, food advertisement and accreditation of laboratories. The Food Safety and Quality Division (FSQD) of the Ministry of Health (MOH)...
Loh Lee Pin
USDA GAIN

South Africa: A Potential Market for Agri-food Products from Africa

  South Africa: A Potential Market for Agri-food Products from Africa aims to guide exporters in developing countries—mainly in Africa—on how to access the newly emerging agri-food market in South Africa. South Africa imported US$ 325 million worth of fruits, vegetables and spices...
Liz Whitehouse
International Trade Centre