Wednesday, October 6, 2010

U.S. Trade Partners Re-Double Efforts

( – Gill McShane)

New analysis shows food safety regulatory progress by top five fruit and vegetable exporting nations to the US

A number of major supply countries of fresh fruit and vegetables to the US have modernised their food-safety laws and regulations over the past two decades to emphasise preventive measures, according to a new report released by the Produce Safety Project (PSP) at Georgetown University in the US.

The report, “Legal and Regulatory Frameworks Governing the Growing, Packing and Handling of Fresh Produce in Countries Exporting to the US,” presents a series of case studies examining five of the top 10 US produce trade partners – Canada, Chile, China, Mexico and Peru.

The 175-page report was written by Monachus Consulting, an international agricultural industry consulting firm based in Canada. Read more here.