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Spain’s Kimitec teams up with Yunong and BAAFS to design sustainable solutions for broccoli, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage

Bio-Chain project to develop greener solutions for Chinese vegetables

Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Centre has joined forces with Chinese vegetable producer Yunong and the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS) to develop sustainable solutions to boost the productivity of broccoli, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage without the use of chemicals that are…

Green Day Produce, Inc. recalls Enoki mushrooms because of possible health risk

Green Day Produce, Inc. of Vernon, CA is recalling its 200g/ 7.05oz packages of Enoki Mushroom (Product of Korea) sold from September 2022 - October 2022 because it has the…

Project looks at E. coli risk during romaine post-harvest cooling

Several researchers have examined the fate of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 bacteria on romaine lettuce in the field and during post-harvest washing at processors. But…

Freshfel warning: Food safety can suffer due to rising energy costs

The European Fresh Produce Association (Freshfel) warned that product freshness, quality, and safety might be at risk without proper temperature-controlled storage, and…

Dr SP Singh - Improving Food Safety and Traceability

"It is important to have technical expert boots on the ground to support growers in improving their food safety systems"

Growers, researchers, regulators, and industry members have gathered for the first produce safety and traceability symposium, to draw up plan for supporting growers and supply-chain members deal with upcoming regulatory changes to food safety standards in coming years. Three new primary production and…

Recall for lettuce varieties after exceeding limit for Lambda-cyhalothrin in Belgium

A Belgian lettuce company's own check has found an exceedance of the residue limit for the insecticide Lambda-cyhalothrin. The products concerned are lollo bionda, lollo…

30 of the 35 interceptions in the EU come from these two countries

The number of pest interceptions in citrus shipments from South Africa and Argentina in October was outrageous

"The number of interceptions of citrus fruits imported into the EU with harmful organisms in October is scandalous. There were 35 rejections, 30 of which come from South…

Ghana trains airport staff on cold chain aspects to avoid losses

Ground handlers and operators of cold chain facilities at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are receiving training to ensure fruit and vegetable exports are of the best…

Krunch, Butter and Romaine whole head variety lettuces

Kalera voluntarily recalls fresh lettuce products because of possible health risk

Kalera Public Limited Company, is voluntarily recalling 633 cases of Krunch, Butter and Romaine whole head variety lettuce with lot codes 001293 and 001294 on the label and sold under the Kalera brand because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Distribution was limited to a small…

Crop protection innovations: Who will give the final push in the right direction?

At an event on crop protection, it never takes long before a target, and a deadline are mentioned. This was also the case at the World Horti Centre in Naaldwijk recently. By 2030, Europe wants the use of plant protection products to be halved. The question here is not so much whether we agree but more…

New pesticide usage norms to impact agri-exports from developing countries

A well-guided effort is underway to seek the revocation of the inconsistent trade measures imposed by WTO at the next meeting of the World Trade Organisation - Sanitary and…

Residue-free Italian baby leaf mix to venture into Dutch market

Many requirements are, rightly so, imposed on fruit and vegetable cultivation. Problems arise when different supermarkets use different protocols and limits than the various certificates offer. And once growers choose a specific option and their products only meet some buyer requirements, it limits their…

PlantwisePlus training helps Kenyan growers meet KS1758 food safety standard

Through the PlantwisePlus program and in partnership with the Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya (FPC Kenya), ABI has delivered training to help Kenya meet the KS1758 food…

No plan to ban food items entering Kuwait while cholera spreads in Lebanon

As the negative effects of the spread of cholera in Lebanon continue to intensify, some Kuwaiti authorities are concerned about the fact that there is no plan to stop flights…

Scientists reveal parasite contamination

Researchers find high level of contamination when analyzing produce in Spain

Researchers have analyzed produce in Spain for two foodborne parasites, finding a high level of contamination. The study assessed the occurrence of Giardia duodenalis and…

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Food safety monitoring could be more effective

How can we make food safety monitoring as effective as possible with the available resources? That is the question that the Chair of Food Safety Economics is tackling. This is the central topic of the inaugural address of special professor Ine van der Fels-Klerx on October 20, 2022. The title of her…

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New Zealand: Three more hepatitis A cases in frozen berry outbreak

In the past week, three more cases of hepatitis A have been detected in New Zealand. They have been linked to the recent imported frozen berry outbreak. The Ministry of Health…

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Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Enoki Mushrooms have been recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product has been sold in British Columbia and Manitoba and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.  It concerns 200 g packages of Enoki Mushrooms, UPC  6 950319 388815, with Codes: YH22081713013 2022.10.31. The affected…

Strategies to minimize Listeria contaminations

After the withdrawal from the market of some batches of chicken frankfurters which resulted positive for Listeria and the more recent withdrawal of salmon sandwiches, people have been increasingly discussing the microbiological contamination of food. Fresh produce and "ready to eat" products are not…

Renaissance Food Group recalls products with vegetables after testing finds Listeria

Renaissance Food Group is recalling certain products containing vegetables after the firm received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes in a finished product. All…

FDA food safety prevention strategies for imported mushrooms and bulb onions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking action to help prevent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses through the development of food safety prevention strategies for bulb onions and imported mushrooms. The agency is working with industry, state, international and other partners on the development of…

FDA reveals cantaloupe was behind outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections

The FDA has determined an outbreak of infections from Salmonella Typhimurium was from contaminated cantaloupe and declared its investigation over.  First posted on Aug. 17 by the…

CDC says outbreak linked to Wendy’s sandwiches is over

Federal officials have declared that an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections related to romaine lettuce on Wendy’s sandwiches has ended. The Centers for Disease Control and…

Michigan consumers warned of produce contaminated with human waste

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is advising consumers not to eat any Kuntry Gardens produce or products containing produce from Kuntry Gardens of…

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Cyprus: Herbs recalled after failure to list potential allergen

Yesterday, the Cypriot Health Ministry’s Public Health Service recalled basil and mint from two brands because of a failure to list a potential allergen among ingredients. Both herbs were found to contain celery, which is an allergen and could potentially cause issues to those allergic to it. The…

APHIS authorizes the importation of fresh pummelo fruit from Vietnam into the US

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of pummelo fruit (Citrus maxima Merrill) from Vietnam…

Pams frozen berries recalled after seven people hospitalised with Hep A

Six Pams-brand frozen berry products have been recalled across New Zealand due to a potential link to recent cases of Hepatitis A. According to New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle, the recall is precautionary as an investigation into the source of several community…

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“The impact of visibility on global trade flows is rising”

Visibility has a significant impact on trade flows. For all parties involved, it is important to get a harmonized, unified view of trade activity across all trade lanes so that more informed decisions can be made. As one of the leading market players, DiMuto simplifies every step of the global agrifood…

Nigerian counties rally against GMO imports

More than 30 different products -mostly imported from USA, China, India and South Africa- labelled to be produced with genetically modified ingredients have been found in…

APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine implements risk-based sampling for bananas and plantains at US ports of entry

APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin risk-based sampling (RBS) on banana and…

Frozen berries Hepatitis A scare might boost local fresh berry sales

The berry industry is likely to benefit from the recent hepatitis A scare from imported frozen berries. Last week, the Ministry for Primary Industries warned berry lovers that…

K-Fresh Fresh Produce brand Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

The K-Fresh Fresh Produce brand Enoki Mushroom is being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product has been sold in British Columbia and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories. If you think you became sick from consuming a…

Environmental Protection Authority -New Zealand

Public and industry views on kiwifruit spray released

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released a summary report of submissions about hydrogen cyanamide, a key chemical used in the kiwifruit industry. Hydrogen…

Taiwan customs seize Chilean apples due to pesticide levels

According to the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seven shipments of fresh apples from Chile were recently seized at Taiwan's border, after the detection of a banned…

India: AI model to separate low-quality food produce from the market

Many Indians are worried about the quality of the vegetables and fruits they buy. Pesticides and other agri chemicals are factors of concern as well. That is why Amazon India…

Various brands of salad products recalled due to pieces of plastic

A long list representing various brands of salad products has been recalled due to pieces of plastic. Products from the following brands were involved: Compliments,…

GHGA recalls various ready-to-eat vegetable products due to possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

GHGA is recalling various products (see chart below) due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other GHGA products are affected by this recall.…

CGA releases “AusCherrySure” an MRL app to help growers comply with export regulations

Cherry growers who export must comply with a different set of maximum residue levels (MRLs) for each country. MRLs also change quickly and frequently, necessitating frequent…

Australia's first forum held to assist the fresh produce industry grow with phytosanitary irradiation

More than 150 people attended Australia's first phytosanitary irradiation forum in Melbourne today, with the aim of ensuring that the treatment continues to be developed effectively to protect and grow Australia’s horticultural industry. Phytosanitary irradiation use in Australia has grown significantly…

"Less food waste does make a difference"

One out of every three kilograms of food in the world is wasted. "Hence, preventing food waste is equally important for the climate as reducing the consumption of meat," says Toine Timmermans, program manager of sustainable food chains at WUR. Timmermans' eye was drawn to a remarkable quote on reducing…

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FDA to conduct on-farm surveillance sampling of Salinas Valley leafy greens

As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Leafy Greens STEC Action Plan, the agency will conduct on-farm surveillance sampling of leafy greens grown in the Salinas…

Groen Agro Control becomes Normec Groen Agro Control

Last year Groen Agro Control became part of Normec Foodcare. This has led to a unique combination of expertise in the different fields of quality management. The next step…

Mexican papaya industry propels sector-wide food safety evolution

Over the years, striving for best practices, the Mexican papaya industry has faced its shortcomings with honesty and transparency. This has now resulted in a robust…

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Enoki Mushroom recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for Enoki mushrooms distributed by WK Produce due to a possible Listeria contamination. The product was sold in 150g packages in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and may also have been distributed nationally. Customers are being told to either…

Qatar: Ministry of Public Health warns against possible E. coli contaminated leafy vegetables

The Qatari Ministry of Public Health is warning consumers against consuming leafy vegetable products, spinach or arugula, of a certain brand and origin due to possible…

Tai Phat Wholesalers LLC recalls “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” due to possible health risk

Tai Phat Wholesalers LLC of Capitol Heights, MD is recalling 4 types of packages of its “Three Coins Dried Mushrooms” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and…

E. coli case linked to Wendy’s romaine expands to Indiana

As the number of infections has grown, the E. coli outbreak linked to Wendy’s sandwich romaine has expanded to another state: Indiana. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease…


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