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GHANA URGES WEST AFRICAN NATIONS BAND TOGETHER TO FIGHT FRUIT FLY ...

Mango farmers call for policy to control fruit fly menace in sub-Saharan Africa



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The Kintampo Mango Farmers Association (KIMFA) at the weekend called for a collaborative sub-regional level policy to control the fruit fly menace in sub-Saharan Africa.



The group, numbering more than 200, said the identification of the West African zone by international trade experts as a fruit fly endemic area, was making it difficult for them to access the international mango market, in spite of the huge cost incurred in fighting the fly.





Mr David Opoku Sarfo, chairman of KIMFA made the call at a seminar organised by KIMFA with support from the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) at Kintampo.






It was on the theme ,“Improving Ghana’s fruit industry: Image through fruit fly control” and was attended by vegetable and fruit farmers in the area.





He observed that effective government to government protocols and farmer-based networking for a wider, integ…

READ THE COMPLETE FDA REPORT ON THE 2012 CANTALOUPE SALMONELLA OUTBREAK ...

Environmental Assessment: Factors Potentially Contributing to the Contamination of Fresh Whole Cantaloupe Implicated in a Multi-State Outbreak of Salmonellosis





February 2013


This document provides an overview of FDA’s findings and observations of factors that potentially contributed to the contamination of fresh, whole cantaloupe with the pathogen Salmonella Typhimurium and/orSalmonella Newport, which was implicated in a 2012 multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis. Background Environmental Assessment Inspection Team Approach Factors Potentially Contributing to the Introduction, Growth, and Spread of Salmonella Newport andSalmonella Typhimurium Discussion Recommendations for Prevention of Salmonella Contamination Based on these Findings  Background In August 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments, began to investigate a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis. Salmonella is a bacterium …