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SEPTEMBER CLOSES ON A HIGH NOTE FOR IMO BLOG...

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INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION (ISO) VERY CLOSE TO A HARMONIZED STANDARD FOR THE USE OF IRRADIATION ON FOOD PRODUCTS...WILL REVOLUTIONALIZE MANGO INDUSTRY...

ISO FDIS 14470- Ionizing Radiation Used For The Treatment of Food







It has been an adventure but we are very close to an international standard ISO 14470 -Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of the ionizing radiation used for the treatment of food.


It is compatible with ISO 11137 for the radiation sterilization of healthcare products. This document is consistent with the Codex standards for food irradiation.


It provides direction on the technical agreements between the irradiator operator and the customer, with the advantage as a reference document for auditing purposes including certified bodies.


It is consistent with the draft guidelines that were developed at the initiative of the IAEA in 2010.

Results of the DIS vote were sent to the ISO/ TC 34 members in doc N1450 in September 2010.


The comments were reviewed by the WG 10 in Buenos Aires 3, 4 and 5 November 2010 and via internet conference service during which the working group reached a consensus on the …

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE: ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTNERS FOR THE GLOBAL MANGO INDUSTRY & SUSTAINABILITY "BRANDING"...

Sustainability Watch – Mercedes Tallo, Rainforest Alliance


By: Ben Cooper | 30 September 2011







































The news that Maltesers is to become a Fairtrade brand underlines the continued growth in the ethical market and how this increasing consumer appeal has not been lost on marketers. 




Mercedes Tallo of the Rainforest Alliance discusses the importance of partnering with big brands and argues that the huge growth in ethical certification reflects tangible improvements in supply chains rather than a desire on the part of brands to look good.

This week's decision by Mars Inc to make Maltesers Fairtrade in the UK and Ireland shows once more how the ethical goods market is growing but also speaks to the way in which major brands are participating in that development.

This is the latest of what might be termed 'ethical relaunches' for major brands.


Cadbury did the same thing with Dairy Milk, and Nestle with Kit-Kat.

Mars had already announced a commitment to Rainforest Alliance certification in 2…

PERU'S "ADEX" TO HOST 1,000 INTERNATIONAL BUYERS AT TRADE SHOW IN LIMA...SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2011...

1,000 International buyers arrive to Lima for Peruvian products





Approximately 1000 buyers from around the world, will visit the capital city of  Lima interested in the "Peruvian food offer", which will be exhibited in the third Expoalimentaria, that will take place from September 28th to 30th in the Army Headquarters Facility (Pentagonito), said the Exporters Association (ADEX) President, Juan Varilias Velásquez.

Mr. Varilias highlighted the visit of representans from Pao Sugar Group from Brazil,  GOYA FOODS, HEB, Atlanta Corp. and Sampco/JBS, from USA; The Greenery from Netherlands, and AEON supermarkets, from Japan, which is among the top 25 supermarkets around the world (with a turnover around US$ 56,700 millions). Also E-Mart from South Korea, Éxito warehouses - Casino Global Group from Colombia, Supermercados y Droguerías Olímpica from Colombia and Excelsior Supermarkets from Venezuela, among others.

ADEX President stressed the work of ADEX and Promperu, the Foreign Rela…

MANNY PACQUIAO (PAC-MAN) ASKS PHILIPPINE MANGO GROWERS TO INCREASE COMPETIVENESS IN WORLD MARKET AT NATIONAL MANGO CONGRESS...

PIA Press Release
Friday, September 30, 2011


Philippine mango industry positioning “strongly” in world market

by Beverly Paoyon



GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani, Sept 30 (PIA)-- Mango industry players are positioning Philippine mango strongly in the world market by maximizing efficiency in the cost service and logistics areas, an industry officer said.



Virginia de la Fuente, president of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc., also urged mango stakeholders – mango growers, contract sprayers/financiers, input suppliers, nursery operators, exporters/traders, processors and logistics providers to “unite and actively participate in all our advocacies and undertakings for the improvement of, if not to save our mango industry and position our Philippine mango strongly in the world market.”



She appealed to the Department of Agriculture to “empower and capacitate the mango industry associations and for any other industry association for that matter by consulting the industry leaders in planning exer…