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Brazil Denied Request To Extend Regulation Of Fungicide In Orange Juice
2012-02-17 13:22:47

Brazilian orange juice producers were denied a request on Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow a higher tolerance of fungicide in juice imports. The decision will see that Brazil, the world's top orange juice producer, stops exporting orange juice that is made from concentrate to the U.S. A variety of orange juice made from concentrate contains much smaller levels of carbendazim, a chemical used to help fight mold on orange trees. Carbendazim is permitted...

orange juice and fresh oranges
2012-01-29 08:25:45

Nine shipments of orange juice originating from Brazil and Canada were detained on Friday after they tested positive for the illegal fungicide carbendazim, according to various media reports. The fungicide, which has not been approved for use on orange trees in the U.S., is commonly used in Brazil to combat blight blossom and black spot mold, according to Anna Yukhananov of Reuters. FDA testing revealed that none of the shipments tested positive for more than 52 parts per billion (ppb)...

2012-01-19 15:10:11

According to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology (http://bit.ly/AlYBUM) by University of Florida researchers, a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry. The Lime Swallowtail, or Citrus Swallowtail, is a well-known agricultural pest from southern Asia discovered in the Caribbean in 2006, and researchers say its potential impact on the U.S. citrus industry is cause for serious...

2012-01-18 00:22:31

University of Florida researchers have discovered a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry. The Lime Swallowtail, or Citrus Swallowtail, is a well-known agricultural pest from southern Asia discovered in the Caribbean in 2006, and researchers say its potential impact on the U.S. citrus industry is cause for serious concern. “Everything that´s in the Caribbean eventually gets to...

2012-01-11 14:00:00

Enhanced Search, Focused Navigation, Interactive Features Hallmarks of New Site Willoughby, Ohio (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 New interactive features, more focused navigation built around crop category, and superior search capability are just a few of the highlights of the all-new, completely redesigned GrowingProduce.com, which launches this week. Users will now be able to easily drill down to what´s important to them via topic-focused subsections, multiple windows to related content and...

Increased Testing, Ban on Imports, Possible Price Increases in Wake of OJ Contamination
2012-01-11 14:40:47

U.S. health officials have vowed to increase testing efforts following the detection of low levels of fungicide in orange juice, CBS News and the Associated Press (AP) reported on Wednesday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to members of the juice industry Monday, noting that an unidentified company had contacted them in December to report low levels of the fungicide carbendazim both in their own orange juice and in that produced by competitors. According to CBS...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

The Online Fruit Magazine Pomology.org has added the category Tangerine to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to this citrus crop which is similar to mandarin but fruits are usually more acidic and contain seeds. (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits. Within this discipline, the Fruit Science Magazine Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits....

2011-12-14 14:43:35

Scientists from the University of Valencia in Spain have analysed fresh orange juice squeezed by machines in catering establishments. They have confirmed that 43% of samples exceeded the acceptable enterobacteriaceae levels laid down by legislation. The researchers recommend that oranges are handled correctly, that juicers are washed properly and that the orange juice is served immediately rather than being stored in metal jugs. Around 40% of the fresh orange juice consumed in Spain is...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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