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Summary report of JEMRA meeting on the Prevention and Control of Microbiological Hazards in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

November 24 2021

Markets International Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Topic Food Safety and Security The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) convened a meeting this year to compile...

Markets International
Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Topic Food Safety and Security

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) convened a meeting this year to compile and analyse the relevant scientific data and evidence on preventing and controlling the microbiological hazards in fresh fruits and vegetables, including pathogenic E. coli in leafy vegetables. The scientific advice and expert recommendations generated from this meeting will contribute to the development of guidelines and codes of practices for the prevention and control of microbiological hazards in fresh and minimally processed fresh produce. The experts defined the scope of their discussing then reviewed the food safety concerns related to fresh, ready-to-eat and minimally processed fruits and vegetables. They examined the entire process from primary production in open fields and protected facilities through to minimal processing, transportation, distribution and point-of-sale and identified problem areas and subsequent measures to address and avoid potential microbiological contamination.

Tags: Food Safety and Security, JEMRA, Microbiological Hazards

    

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