FEDERAL REGISTER 23/12/13 RULES - Standards for Condition of Food Containers. MAF Biosecurity Authority Standard - SEPT 2003 - IMPORT HEALTH STANDARD FOR SEA CONTAINERS FROM ALL COUNTRIES. BIOSECURITY_GOVT_NZ - 2006 - BIOSECURITY (COSTS) REGULATIONS 2006: SHIPPING CONTAINER LEVY 2006 AND BIOSECURITY RISK SCREENING LEVY 2006. REUSABLES 09/03/15 RPA Guidelines and Best Practices for the Safe Use of Returnable Containers in Food Supply Chains.
FOOD SAFETY NEWS 12/03/15 New Food Safety Protocols Published for Reusable Grocery Containers. Reusable plastic containers used to transport fruits and vegetables have proliferated across the grocery industry in recent years despite recent warnings from university research studies suggesting the containers may harbor and spread harmful pathogens over time.
Responding to critics, the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) has issued comprehensive, science-based protocols for the use of grocery containers for produce, while at the same time maintaining that no documented food safety issues have arisen related to their use. The guidelines cover the best practices for washing and handling reusable plastic containers (RPCs), as well as outlines for regular microbiological testing. The protocols reportedly took more than a year to finalize and received input from stakeholders at companies such as Safeway, Walmart and Dole.
For growers, key food safety practices should include wrapping pallets of RPCs, transporting RPCs in covered trailers, and storing RPCs under cover, the RPA said. African Journal of Biotechnology - JUIN 2013 - A practical evaluation of detergent and disinfectant solutions on cargo container. New Zealand School of Forestry - 2010 - Thèse en ligne: A Risk Analysis of New Zealand’s Biosecurity Management System along Thr.
CGT DOUANES 22/07/10 Conteneurs : la CGT Douane lance une alerte sanitaire (fumigation) Conteneurs : la CGT Douane lance une alerte sanitaire 1- Communiqué : Conteneurs, la CGT Douane lance une alerte sanitaire En France, des milliers de travailleurs (dockers, douaniers, déclarants en douane, magasiniers, chauffeurs routiers, logisticiens...) ouvrent chaque jour des conteneurs et y pénètrent pour un temps plus ou moins long afin d’y procéder par exemple à des opérations de contrôle ou de manutention.
Un geste aussi banal pourrait avoir pour eux des conséquences graves voire mortelles, immédiatement ou par sa répétition du fait de la présence très fréquente de gaz toxiques parfois en grande concentration. Selon une étude de médecins du travail allemands dévoilée en 2008 par l’European Respiratory Society, 97% des conteneurs testés au débarquement dans les ports de Hambourg et de Rotterdam présentaient des traces de gaz toxiques et dans des concentrations supérieures aux normes de sécurité dans 30% des cas !
2- Informations complémentaires Conteneurisation Sources : Illustration : AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 17/12/13 Sea Container Hygiene System. DAFF_GOV_AU 05/03/14 Sea Container Cleaning Standards. Purpose This information is about container external cleanliness standards for the international shipping and forwarding trade, and provides guidance to minimise the transmission of exotic pests and diseases to Australia.
Who is this information for? This notice is of particular interest to customs brokers, freight forwarders, transport companies, shipping lines, stevedores and any other operators in the supply and logistics chain that have control of sea containers from the discharge port to delivery. IPPC - MARS 2010 - Biosecurity risk from sea containers. African Journal of Biotechnology - JUIN 2013 - A practical evaluation of detergent and disinfectant solutions on cargo container.
Journal of Food Engineering Volume 115, Issue 3, April 2013, Pages 330–338 Sea transport of bananas in containers – Parameter id. Abstract Losses of product quality during the sea transport of bananas in containers are related to the emergence of hot spots.
Journal of Food Engineering Volume 115, Issue 3, April 2013, Pages 330–338 Sea transport of bananas in containers – Parameter identification for a temperature model – guatemalt
In order to analyze critical conditions, a spatial temperature profile was recorded ashore in a container loaded with banana pallets.
The identification of a structured system model showed that it is possible to reduce the information on the measured temperature curves to a set of only two index values. These can be interpreted as factors for coupling to the air stream and for the amount of heat generated by biological processes per banana box. The width of gaps between pallets was identified as the major influence on the spatial temperature profile. Highlights ► Analyses of the spatial temperature profile of a banana container. ► Width of gaps between pallets as major influence on cooling performance. ► Mathematical model to analyze and predict temperature curves. ► Identification of locations that can develop a hot spot.
Keywords Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Foreword — Office of the Auditor-General New Zealand. More than half a million sea containers are imported into the country each year.
These sea containers may carry biosecurity risks in the form of pests or diseases that could harm our economy, environment, health, and well-being. I conducted a performance audit of how the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry identifies, inspects, and manages the decontamination of sea containers that pose the highest biosecurity risks. The Ministry is responsive to emerging risks. However, the Ministry has had more than 2 years to implement a revised Import Health Standard for sea containers, but it is not yet fully in place. The delay in full implementation of the standard means that the Ministry is not as effective as it could be in checking and promoting industry compliance. MAF BIOSECURITY NZ - Containers and Cargo. Sea containers arrive every day in New Zealand from all over the world, bringing with them the possibility of new unwanted pests and diseases.
These can hitch-hike to New Zealand in imported cargo or shipping containers. To prevent this from happening and to protect our natural environment, industry and population, MPI has developed a number of requirements for importing containers and cargo to New Zealand. Importing sea containers Shipping via sea container is often an economical way to import goods from overseas. However there are a number of regulations to comply with in order to do this. If you are a private business wishing to import goods in sea containers you will need to have access to a transitional facility approved by MPI to receive containers. Getting your container to a Transitional Facility On arrival in New Zealand sea containers will be directed to a transitional facility.
The importer or agent should submit the following to the MPI Clearance Service: Cost and fees.