Microbiological Risk Assessment SeriesProblems linked with pathogens in fresh produce, including the associated public health and trade implications, have been reported in a number of countries worldwide. Furthermore, from 1980 to 2004, the global production per annum of fruit and vegetables grew by 94% and they are a critical component of a healthy diet. Reported outbreaks associated with leafy vegetables and herbs have been notable fo
This manual describes the establishment of a business using fruits and vegetables, including different products and processes, potential markets, the equipment and facilities required, and quality assurance for each type of product. The business of managing a fruit or vegetable business is also covered, including health and safety issues, and managing staff, finances and business strategy. Guidance to different types of processing is included, ...
This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of preserving green leafy vegetables and fruits. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Quality and Safety Database is part of the FAO activities aimed at enhancing information access and exchange as means to improve the safe production, harvesting, handling, storage, transport and marketing of fresh fruit and vegetable. The database focuses on resource materials and training activities, and has been structured so that the users will understand the relations between quality and safety issues.T
Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe fruit and vegetable production sector of Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe is facing a new situation where, on the one hand, supermarket chains account for an increasing percentage of the domestic food retail market and, on the other hand, producers must compete in an increasingly demanding global market for non traditional and off-season fruits and vegetables. Produc
Series: FAO Diversification bookletsMost food needs some form of preparation and processing to make them more attractive to eat. Foods such as grains, fish and vegetable are unpalatable in their raw state. Others such as cassava are dangerous if eaten without processing. Many different processes have been developed and, wherever there are communities of people, the treatments, methods and recipes used will be a reflection of their requi
Series: Non-series TitlesBiodrainage relies on vegetation, rather than mechanical means, to remove excess water. It is economically attractive because it require only an initial investment for planting the vegetation, and when established, the system could produce economic returns by means of fodder, wood or fibre harvested. This publication is a compilation of existing information, both formally published and unpublished literature.