2nd World Congress On Agri, Food & Aqua

Conference Sessions & TracksSustainable AgriculturePlant Fertilization and ProtectionPostharvest Physiology and TechnologyVeterinary Science and EntomologyTechnology of Animal FoodsWaste and Water ManagementAgriculture Economics and AgribusinessFood Processing and Packaging TechnologiesFood Science and TechnologyGlobal Food Loses and Food WasteAgriculture & Food SecurityGenetically Modified FoodsSea Food Handling and SustainabilityAquacultureFish Hatchery & StockingAquaponicsFish PathologyMaricultureAquaculture and Fisheries ScienceIntegrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture PostersAquaFish Innovation Lab PostersRecirculating Aquaculture Sustems For more details for abstract submission :


At the beginning of a new decade what is missing in produce safety? What to wish for in 2020?

As we enter a new decade, the lingering question is how we can assure safe produce. The fresh produce industry has come under intense scrutiny in the past three years, due to several recent high profile outbreaks of romaine lettuce. Due to minimal processing and absence of thermal treatments before consumption, pathogenic bacteria on fresh produce are a particular concern. In the US, foodborne illnesses caused by pathogens in fresh produce account for 46% of the cases, compared with 22% attributed to meat and poultry, 20% to dairy and eggs, and 6% to fish and shellfish. Much emphasis has been...


Hard-boiled eggs cause major recalls due to Listeriosis

On December 20, the CDC reported Listeria illnesses and a death in five states, linked to Almark Foods’ hard-boiled eggs. These products were packaged in plastic pails for use nationwide by foodservice operators and were used in a variety of commercial products. In this investigation, WGS showed that bacteria isolated from ill people are closely related genetically. On December 23, 2019, Almark Foods expanded its recall to include all hard-boiled eggs. These eggs were used as an ingredient in a variety of products resulting in a ripple effect causing numerous additional recalls. The recall now includes hard-boiled eggs sold at...


In Ghana the procedures for food recall are not well established: the case of Cindy & Lele tomato paste recall

RABAJ COMPANY LTD a tinned tomato manufacturer sent a public notice issuing a directive to all its key distributors and retailers of CINDY AND LELE TOMATO PASTE to return the product because management identified “an anomaly in a particular batch.” On 29th November 2019, the Company, in an announcement published in the Daily Graphic, page 43, recalling two brands (Cindy and Lele Tomato Paste) from the supply chain. According to management, they have realized some ‘anomaly in a particular batch and think the prudent thing to do is to recall all the batches in circulation.” It behooves on the Ghana...