Improving Safety and Quality

of the Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables

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strawberryA new sensor called the SCiO can detect the sweetness of strawberries before you even eat them. It does this by using a miniaturized near-infrared spectrometer, which detects the molecular signature of things. The sensor is included in the new smartphone, the Changhong H2, that offers developers the tools to create different apps with one even detecting body fat. Source -  link Publication Date - 07/01/2017

addedsugarFDA has issued a new regulation on whether products containing processed fruits and vegetables will be required to have an added sugar label. If sugars in the processed fruit or vegetable ingredient are in excess of what would be expected from 100% fruit or vegetables, those sugars must be declared as added sugars. Source - source: www.foodbusinessnews.net Publication Date - 06/01/2017

hydro2A new organization, CityFarm is looking to inspire farmers around the country and the world to grow indoors. They believe that, as the world's population grows, we will need to change where we grow to meet food demands in the future. Jayden Koay, one of the founders of CityFarm Malaysia, uses hydroponics to grow indoors and thinks many others should do the same. Source - nst.com.my  Publication Date - 23/12/2016

fdaThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is amending a regulation that authorizes a health claim on the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) to expand the use of the claim to certain raw fruits and vegetables that were previously ineligible to make the claim. Source - FDA publication Date - 23/12/2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is amending a regulation that authorizes a health claim on the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) to expand the use of the claim to certain raw fruits and vegetables that were previously ineligible to make the claim.

AvocARADThe market for avocados, around the world, continues to increase, bringing a lot of new opportunities for avocado producing countries. Avocado demand has exploded worldwide, largely due to the fruit's much publicised health benefits. Israeli farmers are also set to strike it big from the fad, thanks to demand for the fruit in Europe. Source - Freshplaza Publication Date - 23/12/2016

airflo6British Prime Minister Theresa May, has ended weeks of speculation in the beginning of October, revealing that she would trigger article 50 and launch formal Brexit talks with EU leaders, before the end of March 2017. The timing means the UK looks set to leave the EU by summer 2019. Source - Freshplaza Publication Date - 23/12/2016