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Fresh cut vegetables recalled across North America after Listeria foundMann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. To.....
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Croatian platform makes FNV origin available for consumersAfter years of working in the fresh fruit vegetable sector, Marko Kozjak saw the need to standardise product information and make it more accessible, especially for the end consumer."The concept design began in 2014, and I started the realisation of the project with private funding in 2016. During this time,.....
New Zealand: No food safety risks with food packaging materialsNew data from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows there are no food safety risks with the use of everyday food packaging materials such as plastic and paper.A recent MPI study on New Zealand foods looked at the transfer of chemicals from a range of food packaging types onto foods and whether or.....
Australia: Enhanced molecular technology set to improve and better safeguard Vic agricultureAgriculture Victoria has received an infrastructure boost to its metabolomics and proteomics facility at the AgriBio Centre for AgriBioscience in Bundoora, Melbourne.The enhancements represent a $1 million investment by the Victorian Government and include new robotics for automated sample preparation and a.....
US: FDA hints it may look into marijuana health claimsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims that marijuana has health benefits that haven’t been proven, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.“I see people who are developing products who are making claims that marijuana has antitumor effects in the setting of cancer,” FDA.....
Wageningen Food & Biobased Research opens fresh produce research facilityWageningen Food & Biobased Research will open its new research facility for quality control in the fruit, vegetable and flower sector on October 6, 2017. The facility brings together knowledge and expertise in post-harvest technology and agro-food robotics. Worldwide, the need for quality conservation is.....
Cambodia PM urges citizens to stop buying 'chemically grown vegetables'Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen yesterday asked people to stop buying vegetables grown with the aid of chemicals in order to reduce imports, help local farmers and protect their health.“I would like to ask people to boycott chemical vegetables and to check them carefully before buying,” he said.“The.....
"Hallucinogen-tainted" Bonduelle spinach recalled in ItalyThe Italian health ministry on Wednesday pulled from supermarket shelves Bonduelle frozen spinach they believed to contain the hallucinogenic plant Mandragora."The health ministry's move came after a family came down with Mandragora poisoning after eating some of the lot in Milan. The three family members.....
Contaminants in processed and fresh market vegetable cropsContaminants are a major concern for vegetable processors and packers. Consequently, quality control/food safety programs have been developed by vegetable companies to reduce the risk of tainted products.One major concern in processed vegetables is foreign materials such as glass, metal, plastic, and stones......
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