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Netherlands: NVWA does not have to compensate pepper grower

A pepper grower cannot claim compensation after he was obliged to remove the greenhouse because of the presence of the African codling moth. The case took place end of 2013. The Ministry of Economic Affairs rejected the request for compensation rightly.The grower appealed to the Industry Board of Appeal but.....

Researchers zap noro on fresh lettuce with ionized gas

When you put one of the toughest bugs on the planet in a match-up with some of the most delicate fresh foods, it doesn’t take a Vegas mathematician to figure the odds are against the food making it through a sterilization process undamaged.Among the most delicate and most prone to carry foodborne illnesses.....

Produce safety from greenhouse to table

Even in the dead of winter, consumers can enjoy fresh tomatoes, peppers and other produce, often thanks to the bounty from greenhouses scattered across the continent.Sanja Ilic is trying to make sure those vegetables are the safest possible.Ilic, the state food safety specialist for Ohio State University.....

Vegetables irrigated with sewage water causing hepatitis in Pakistan

The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has announced in a report that vegetables being grown with sewage water are causing diseases including hepatitis and cancer.According to the report, sewage water was not only hazardous in itself, but the use of cleaning acids in homes and chemicals in.....

February 24, Seymour

US (IN): Produce safety alliance grower training

This training is aimed at fruit and vegetable growers and others who are interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The course is one way to satisfy the.....

Asustralia: Growcom welcomes reforms to Hort Code

Peak horticulture group Growcom welcomed the Australian Government response to the independent review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct conducted in 2015.Chief Advocate, Rachel Mackenzie said that the government response proposes a range of reforms to enhance transparency and accountability in transactions.....

Study finds pesticides on tomatoes from Kolar, India

A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) has found pesticide residues in tomatoes and bitter gourd originating from Kolar. After the discovery, experts from the research institute are asking the district to advise farmers on the dangers of the pesticide for consumers and.....

AUSVEG:

"Country of origin reforms a welcome step"

The latest reforms to Australia’s country of origin labelling system have been welcomed by the vegetable industry, with national body AUSVEG saying the changes will help consumers have confidence about the true source of their food.The new reforms, which were first attempted last year but which were.....

March 3, Escondido

US (CA): Introductory food safety workshop for produce growers

The roll-out of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and the increased attention to food safety by produce buyers are changing the way produce growers address food safety on their farms. Join the CCOF Foundation and FamilyFarmed for a one-day, hands-on workshop that will outline on-farm food.....

Ghana introduces new food safety standards

The Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced new Standard Operational Procedures for export inspection and phytosanitary certification of vegetables, fruits and plants.The procedure was part of reforms rolled out to help the country.....

Food safety sprouts innovation in microgreens industry

From 24 to 28 April the International Sprout Growers Association (ISGA) will meet in Victoria, B.C., for the 27th edition of their annual convention. The association represents members from all over the world and during the convention the board members will discuss current trends, opportunities and.....

February 27, Sacramento

US (CA): Introductory food safety workshop for produce growers

The roll-out of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and the increased attention to food safety by produce buyers are changing the way produce growers address food safety on their farms. Join the CCOF Foundation and FamilyFarmed for a one-day, hands-on workshop that will outline on-farm food.....

Peru establishes phytosanitary requirements for French cherry seeds

The Peruvian Government has established phytosanitary requirements to import cherry seeds (Prunus mahaleb) of French origin and provenance through the Directorial Resolution No. 0002-2017-Minagri-SENASA-DSV.The standard, which was published yesterday in the official newspaper "El Peruano", states that all.....

How bubbles create cleaner fruit and vegetables

Fine bubble technology could help fresh fruit and vegetable growers ensure clean crops, Chemical Engineer Dean Burfoot will tell attendees at free antimicrobial workshops organised by AHDB Horticulture.The technology was first studied as a means of reducing the amount of water used in cleaning through the.....