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PAKISTAN LOOKS TO THE JAPANESE MARKET AS ALTERNATIVE

Pakistani mangoes set for VHT treatment

The All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) has been working closely with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) in meeting Japan's requirements for the importation of Pakistani mangoes.
Japan approved the entry of Pakistani mangoes last year provided that they undergo Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) before they are imported into the country. VHT uses hot saturated water vapour to heat the fruit slowly, treating possible fruit flies.
Pakistan received a VHT plant from Japan in 1999 for trials and experiments. Since then, TDAP hads to wait for several years to finally get the clearance to use the facility for trials, this involved paperwork, scientists and approval from both governments.
 While waiting for the clearance, the TDAP had been busy studyingits function and operations. The PFVA and TDAP will start the VHT trial once the Japanese inspectors arrive in the country this month. “Japanese…

NEWS OF PERU'S PRECARIOUS FUTURE HAVE BEEN OVER PLAYED IN THE PRESS

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California


June 7, 2011




Peru had a very difficult choice at the polls this weekend.




On paper Ollanta Humala has been portrayed as a villain and his ties via his parents to the Communist party have made headlines.


Insiders in Peru paint a more optimistic picture.


They believe that he must be given a chance to prove himself.


These "insiders" are not peasants or radical elements rather solid businessmen who have listened and watched Mr. Humala and believe that he is the man for the job.


The war against terrorism in the early 90s was a necessary evil and rather than do the logical thing ( given his family ties to the communists ) and side with evil, based on the profile painted, Humala stepped up and did what was necessary as a military officer.



He acted on the side of stemming terrorism by actively pursuing the culprits.


One must remember that his brother, also a military officer is in prison for human rights ab…

MANY HONEST & SAFE FARMERS ARE BEING DESTROYED IN THE FRANTIC SEARCH FOR THE "SOURCE" OF THE DEADLY E. COLI OUTBREAK

BAD BUG: This colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number ofEscherichia coli bacteriaImage: Janice Haney Carr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



The source of the deadly E. coli outbreak in Europe that has infected more than 2,100 and killed at least 22, is still a mystery. 
First, German authorities said it could be cucumbers. 
Then, sprouts. 
But as of Monday, preliminary tests from a sprout farm in Northern Germany had come back negative, and they were still searching.


In the meantime, Germans have also been warned against eating tomatoes and lettuce, until more is known.


Foodborne illness experts who have studied sprouts were not surprised to see them identified as a possible culprit.
 Sprout farms, says William Marler, a foodborne illness attorney, are perfect incubators for bacteria. 
In fact, more than 30 outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella have occurred at sprout farms in the past 20 years. 
This includes the 1996 E. coli outbreak in Japan, considered one…

VIEWER COMMENTS: MUHAMAD ZEESHAN (ARK GLOBALEX) PAKISTAN

Regarding your post on HWT / USA Fruit Fly Quarantines:


i am totally with you on this one Will. 


Our company contracted a HWT plant to process our cargo a couple of years back , in search to increase product shelf life. 
In return we got nothing, but expensive processing process and and in some cases shorter product shelf life, with cargo maturing completely while in the containers. 




HWT, to me, makes no sense what so ever.


Thanks. 
MUHAMMAD ZEESHAN ARK GLOBAL EXPORTS PAKISTAN

PARTS OF TEXAS ARE ALSO MEXICAN FRUIT FLY QUARANTINE ZONES...SO WHY TREAT FRUIT.... ONLY TO REINSERT IN INFESTED AREAS???

See map:


http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/fruit_flies/downloads/TX_MexFly_Quar_Hidalgo.pdf

Quarantine Area Description

April 22, 2011

Fruit Fly Quarantine in Cameron County, Texas for Mexican

Fruit Fly

In the Bayview area of Cameron County using the World Geographic Coordinate System

of 1984, beginning at a point at W97.356581 degrees West Longitude & N26.177998

degrees North Latitude, then south to a point at W97.351892 degrees & N26.047298

degrees then west to a point at W97.496618 degrees & N26.048486 degrees , then north 


Entire Hidalgo County, Texas also:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/fruit_flies/quarantine.shtml


to a point at W97.495458 degrees & S26.1791292 degrees then returning east to the

origin point, encompassing 81 Square Miles in Cameron County, Texas.

USDA/APHIS/PPQ DECLARES POMPANO BEACH FLORIDA A FRUIT FLY QUARANTINE AREA

IMO NOTE: AND YOU THOUGHT ONLY THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES WERE GUILTY???....This means that HWT mangoes imported through South Florida are subject to reinvestation!!!!

Quarantine Area Description

April 5, 2011

Domestic Fruit Fly Quarantine in Broward County, Florida

(Pompano Beach area) for Mediterranean fruit fly

Broward County (Pompano Beach area):

Starting from the NE corner at the intersection of NE 2 St and the shoreline, south following the

shoreline to Sunrise Blvd (SR-838), west on Sunrise Blvd (SR-838) to US1, north on US1 to NE

13 St, west on NE 13 St to Power Line Rd (SR-845/NW 9 Ave), north on Power Line Rd (SR-

845/NW 9 Ave) to NW 19 St, west on NW 19 St to NW 21 Ave, north on NW 21 Ave to W.

Oakland Park Blvd, west on W. Oakland Park Blvd to N. Martin Luther King Ave (NW 31 Ave),

north on N. Martin Luther King Ave (NW 31 Ave) to NW 62 St (Cypress Creek Rd). West on

NW 62 St (Cypress Creek Rd) which curves to SW 15 St and Hwy 441 (SR-7). North on Hwy

441 (SR-7) to W. Copans Rd. Ea…

DOLLAR TUMBLES TO NEW LOW AGAINST SWISS FRANC....WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN ?

Tue Jun 7, 2011 6:56am EDT * Dollar falls broadly, at record low vs Swiss franc * China official sees risks in holding "excessive" US assets * European shares snap four-day losing streak * Brent crude back above $114 on dollar weakness By Emelia Sithole-Matarise LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell broadly on Tuesday, hurt by a warning from a Chinese official of the risks in holding huge dollar assets while European equities rebounded as investors picked up beaten-down shares. The weaker dollar helped Brent crude oil prices rise back above $114 a barrel though gains were limited by expectations that oil cartel OPEC will raise its production targets this week and worries that an economic slowdown will erode demand. The greenback hit a one-month low against the euro and a record low versus the Swiss franc after a Chinese foreign exchange official said the dollar would continue to weaken against other major currencies and warned of risks in holding "excessive" U.S.…

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