PMAC weekly update 5th June

PMAC weekly update 29th May to 5th June

Full update available here

  1. Government agencies: ICPR’s; OPI Tomato smuggler refused entry; WTO Notifications;
  1. New Zealand News: $3.3m for climate change projects; funding boost to strengthen biosecurity; new public engagement programme promotes trade opportunity; Details released for landmark Pacific trade deal; Seeking growth or succession capital?; NZ Food Safety Science and Research Centre; How horticulture fared in Budget 2017; Hort Connections breaks the record!; Feijoas barred from China and Taiwan, but could have huge market there ; NZ food labelling sparks debate in Parliament; NZ grower to change the way apples are packed in New Zealand; More action needed to combat rust spread ; New Zealand: University of Canterbury joins Bio-Protection Research Centre; Veggie shortage hits burger chain; New Zealand: Rose breeder celebrates 70th anniversary
  1. International news: GAIN reports; Simpler rules provide more support for EU fruit and veg producers; Australia and US to benefit from new food safety agreements; 2017 first quarter imports to China; China: New Logistics Park opened in Shandong; China gets slap on the wrist for illegal copying Dutch varieties; Chile: Kiwi exporters denounce Zespri's anticompetitive attitude; Zespri CEO refutes Asoex's accusations of kiwi monopoly; Food + Drink Trends and Futures; Test fresh produce’s nitrate content and Geiger radiation at home; AU: Australian Cold Chain Guidelines 2017; NZ: New Zealand International Convention Centre wins food science congress; The Building Blocks of a Food Safety Program; Food and beverages: fighting counterfeits worldwide; Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance; US: How to manage a food safety crisis in the age of tweets, likes and snaps; Walmart tests food safety with blockchain traceability; UK: AHDB Nutrient Management Guide available for download; Ranking nations on food sustainability; FloraHolland: “China has a lot of potential”; Sunburn can make veg, fruit more nutritious;  BayWa enters space race to boost yields; Jingdong (JD) establishes first electronic test centre for freshness in China; World-first commercial CO2 capture plant; Biologists find missing link for ‘safe’ signal in plants; A new look at symbioses between plants, fungi and bacteria; Microgreen study shows health benefits