Day: July 11, 2016

VN: Ho Chi Minh City embraces farmer-run safe produce market

Tuoi Tre News: A farmer direct market organized in Ho Chi Minh City is providing consumers with more reliable access to safe food.

Nguyen Thi Loan recently took part in a market session along with her three neighbors, offering for sale their 30-kilogram carload of Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS)-certified produce.

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Day: July 11, 2016

US: Farm-fresh food preference not without risks

Mary Ann Thomas / Tribune-Review: Susan Kreinbrook feeds only local, farm-fresh eggs to her family and she buys local poultry as often as she can.

“I talk to my local farmer and I know what I am buying,” said Kreinbrook, a Harrison resident. “You’re right there and you are buying eggs that came from across the street rather than across the country.”

However, the wholesome image of small, local farms does not ensure a less-contaminated product, researchers say.

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Day: July 11, 2016

US: Finalised US sanitary rule requires more scrutiny from food shippers

Journal of Commerce / Lara L. Sowinski: On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule establishing requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor vehicle and rail, and receivers engaged in the transportation of food, including animal food, to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of the food they transport. The final rule is part of the FDA’s larger effort to focus on…

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Day: July 11, 2016

AU: Vegetable sector works to standardise food safety and quality assurance

ABC Rural / Sarina Locke: The horticulture sector is hoping to save $40 million by streamlining quality assurance on farms and in the supply chain. A trial of the more standardised process is happening at Coastal Hydroponics, which produces green leafy salad vegetables from its base on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

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