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Standard News
Tuesday 19 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orange juice supply chain: past, present and future by Marcos Fava. »
A pdf copy of this book has been listed under Best Practice and e-learning and is freely available for members. It offe...

Featured News
Thursday 15 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FAO publication on ultra-processed foods. »
Please see below a link to the FAO document “Ultra processed foods, diet quality and health using the NOVA system” Doc...
Thursday 25 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New IFU method #85 "The net volume determination of consumer packaged juices. »
The Methods of Analysis Commission have published a new method #85 "The net volume determination of consumer packaged juic...
Tuesday 18 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revision of IFU Recommendation #2. Determination of Patulin »
General information. Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by particular forms of moulds typically from the genera aspergi...
Sunday 28 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Revision of IFU Micro Method #12 for ACB has been updated »
The IFU Micro Working Group has now finalised the revision of IFU Micro Method #12, The Detection and Enumeration of&...

Crop reports
Friday 26 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Citrus: World Markets and Trade »
Global orange production will increase 6.3 million MT to 54.3 million MT. Global orange juice production (65 degrees...
Thursday 11 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
South African and Turkish USDA citrus crop reports »
To note for 2018/19. South Africa Grapefruit. Production decreased slightly 1% to 415,000 MT which is due to small...
Wednesday 19 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brazil Orange Crop report 2018/19 »
Please see below a link to the USDA Brazil citrus crop report. To note. For 2018/19 the orange crop is projected at 494 m...
Tuesday 18 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Zealand Apple and Pear crop report »
Please see a link below to the USDA New Zealand Apple and Pear production report. To note for 2018/19 apple production is...
Tuesday 18 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
South Africa Deciduous fruit crop report »
USDA South Africa Deciduous fruit crop reort Report link To note. Apple production is estimated to increase 6%...

Nutrition & Health
Tuesday 8 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beetroot and Pomegranate Juice may help reduce blood pressure »
A an article from the Daily Express (7-1-19) suggests Beetroot and Pomegranate Juice may help reduce blood pressure....

Events
Wednesday 31 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MTV news report on the Lebanon Roadshow »
Clip available of the MTV news report on the IFU SGF Lebanon roadshow held in Beirut on the 23rd July.  https://www.y...

IFU Methods
Thursday 11 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New IFU Recommendation #16. Review of methods of analysis for pesticide residues. »
General information . The use of agrochemicals is central to most agricultural production.  These materials are...

Science
Wednesday 30 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Control of patulin in apples »
Patulin in Apples and Apple-Based Food Products: The Burdens and the Mitigation Strategies (Zhong et al 2018)  Th...
Tuesday 22 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fruit smoothie using green coconut, sugar reduction and flavour in an orange juice based soft drink »
Development of a fruit smoothie with solid albumen of green coconut Abstract The present study aimed to develop a m...