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Food Safety

Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.

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China Customs Busts 134-Million-Yuan Dried Goods Smuggling RingZhanjiang customs authorities recently cracked a smuggling case involving an estimated 3,100 tons of cashews, figs and other agricultural products worth 134 million Chinese yuan ($20.7 million). August 09, 2021
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China Customs Cracks $110 Million Dragon Fruit Smuggling CaseChinese customs authorities recently busted a smuggling ring accused of illegally importing 170,000 tons of Vietnamese dragon fruit worth $110 million as border trade goods. July 29, 2021
Jing Zang
[Press Release] SHAFFE Becomes Official Member of IPPC ePhyto Industry Advisory GroupThe Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters is now an official member of the Industry Advisory Group of the IPPC ePhyto project, a global transmission system for phytosanitary certificates. July 21, 2021
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Produce Industry Representatives Urge Wider Adoption of Electronic Phytosanitary CertificationIn late May, SHAFFE, Freshfel Europe and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation held two webinars to discuss the current state of play of electronic phytosanitary certificates. June 08, 2021
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Hong Kong Port Launches Remote Monitoring System for Reefer ContainersThe Port of Hong Kong’s new system is intended to enhance operational efficiency and provide greater visibility and accuracy of container conditions such as temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide level. April 21, 2021
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Thailand Implements Stricter Management Measures for Fruit ExportsThai authorities have tightened their management of the certificates of origin for the country’s fruit exports, with closer attention now being paid to twelve key types of fruit. April 18, 2021
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Was Your Pomelo Exported Illegally?Some fruit exporters in Southeast Asia are finding new ways to get their products into China. March 31, 2021
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Wo Tangerine Fungicide Allegations Raise Safety Concerns in ChinaFruit dealers in Guangxi have allegedly been violating fungicide regulations, raising concerns over the safety of Wo tangerines. March 16, 2021
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China Halts Imports of Pineapples From TaiwanPolicy changes in mainland China have impacted pineapple exports from Taiwan, potentially creating a market glut. March 04, 2021
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[Press Release] No Evidence of COVID-19 Transmission Through Food Packaging, USDA/FDA StateU.S. authorities declare that there remains no credible evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 through food or food packaging. February 23, 2021
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