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Frozen Raspberries from Serbia
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Frozen Raspberries from Serbia
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How is a consumer to evaluate the efficacy of consuming a product produced in Serbia, particularly raspberries?   Thank you
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Frozen Raspberries from Serbia

posted at 2/12/2014 10:38 AM CST
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How is a consumer to evaluate the efficacy of consuming a product produced in Serbia, particularly raspberries?

 

Thank you

Re: Frozen Raspberries from Serbia

posted at 3/10/2014 4:40 PM CDT
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How is a consumer to evaluate the efficacy of consuming a product produced in Serbia, particularly raspberries?   Thank you
Posted by kbkrm


Our frozen fruit is manufactured by Imperial Frozen Foods. They are located in California, but looks like we ship product out of Michigan. Here is some other information I have on file regarding our frozen fruit that may be helpful: The FDA has very strict guidelines on Pesticides and samples are taken and must be tested for residue.  If any residue is found from pesticides the product cannot be released to sell.  This is not to say that pesticides are not used but they can’t be used within a set number of days before harvest.  This allows for even the pesticides to dissipate over time. The industry also has to keep very strict paperwork on food products.  When we sell a case of fruit to Hy-Vee we keep information that allows to know where it was packed, when it was packed, the shift, which line it was run on, the employees that ran it, the Quality Assurance person who accepted the product and the run.  In addition, we know where it was processed when it was processed, which grower, the field, the plot in the field. The day it was planted and harvested, and the dates for every application of pesticide and the chemical used. 

 This is a process that is no different for foreign plants than Domestic.  Some consumers get very nervous about cleanliness and pesticides of foreign plants but they are forced to the same standard as U.S. plants and since they have to prove it with every shipment to this country.  Everything has to be tested before it is allowed across the border. 

Please let me know if you have any additional questions/concerns.  Thank you, Amanda Jochum, RD, LMNT  Hy-Vee Dietitian

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