Changes proposed to fruit, veg standards

Food waste related to the use of standards is among the topics up for discussion at a UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) meeting in Geneva starting on Monday April […]
Fri 15/04/2016

Food waste related to the use of standards is among the topics up for discussion at a UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) meeting in Geneva starting on Monday April 18.

Traceability and quality tolerances in marketing standards are also on the provisional agenda for the meeting of the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards Specialized Section on Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.

And also to be debated are revisions of UNECE standards for the following:

  • Truffles
  • Garlic
  • Headed Cabbage
  • Table Grapes
  • Annonas (Soursop)
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Leeks
  • Citrus fruit
  • Apples
  • Aubergines

According to the meeting agenda, the Specialized Section may also consider other standards, including:

  • Proposal by Brazil to amend the UNECE Standard for Fresh Figs,
  • Proposal by Germany to confirm or amend the UNECE Standard for Chicory,
  • Proposal by Spain to confirm or amend the UNECE Standard for Avocados.

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