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AVA (Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore) is the definite heavy weight here. AVA identifies the sources of imports and monitor their safety standards consistently through random inspection. Food items that come packed are required to permit AVA inspectors to go over and observe their facilities. 100% screening on site is not carried out in view of the highly perishable nature of these agricultural products. 

 

I never quite get it how some people inspect fruit and vegetable minutely, and end up selecting nothing and walk away. I on the other hand, am done with all my groceries in under fifteen minutes. 

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AVA (Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore) is the definite heavy weight here. AVA identifies the sources of imports and monitor their safety standards consistently through random inspection. Food items that come packed are required to permit AVA inspectors to go over and observe their facilities. 100% screening on site is not carried out in view of the highly perishable nature of these agricultural products. 

 

I never quite get it how some people inspect fruit and vegetable minutely, and end up selecting nothing and walk away. I on the other hand, am done with all my groceries in under fifteen minutes. 

comments (24)

Very nice shot of the beautiful food. Great colour.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Michael, yes the colour was what appealed to me
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Jan 2015, 00:28
Really good image, Ayush.

I would expect an Authority to inspect/test food for harmful content, but not for blemishes, shape, ripeness, etc...these things are to be evaluated by the purchaser.
Ayush Basu: THank you very much. You are quite right, Ray, and that is what happens here too.
A bit grey, this testing thing. You are quite right in saying that harmful content is definitely screened. But then, apples for example are apparently dipped in wax, which is harmless when ingested in small quantities (unless somebody decides to eat 3 kgs of them in a day). Nothing that a good wash does not take care of. My takeaway is that all the testing notwithstanding, we need to apply what our common sense suggests. And after a while, simply stop looking too much into things!

[... end of ramble]
A funny mix of textures and surfaces.
Ayush Basu: They are that, Michael. Thank you for a refreshing spin on this image smile
it's a good shot of the hand going through the peppers Ayush... they all look be be in perfect condition...
that is... they were before the hand got to them....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you for that comment, Peter. Some here are of the view that since there is a remote possibility they may actually buy something, they are automatically entitled to sort through everything grin
This is a wonderful image, Ayush!! Love it!
I don't like to spend much time shopping either!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Elizabeth. Some here are of the view that since there is a remote possibility they may actually buy something, they are automatically entitled to sort through everything
Stunning capture Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Delighted with your exclamation mark, Richard smile thank you
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jan 2015, 06:17
A lovely strong image Ayush
Ayush Basu: Thank you Chris, I think the colour came out rather strong and has an added impact
  • Lisl
  • Europe
  • 14 Jan 2015, 06:27
These look almost sweet, Ayush
Ayush Basu: Yes actually, I was rather tempted to munch on one while taking this shot tongue
In and out...that's me, too, Ayush, though I do pay attention in the process, as best as I can. And believe it or not, I eat red peppers 4-5 days per week. I love them. smile
Ayush Basu: I like them too Ginnie, thank you for the comment. Just take your time for now; soon you;ll get to go back there with your basket, and select for yourself. smile
This is a fine picture Ayush. Like you I get my shopping done as quickly as possible!
Ayush Basu: Good for you, Bill! As long as you do not pick up anything rotten grin
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 14 Jan 2015, 09:24
An expert hand in action here Ayush. I am not fussy myself.
Ayush Basu: He has done this a lot I suppose, Chad. Thank you
Some people are very fussy and touch everything. It is a very good reason to wash all fruits and vegetables well.
Ayush Basu: All because they may potentially buy something... grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Jan 2015, 09:45
AVA type regulators in Europe too. A decade or two ago we started exporting Granny Smith - a green apple, a little sour but very juicy. Good for eating and also cooking, salads, etc. Europe refused to accept, because of the green colour. Apples should be red, when ready for the market. Today, they consume Granny Smith.

As long as people inspect fruit and veggies with their eyes, no problem. I can't match 15 minutes. Maybe because I buy for up to 14 days in advance.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I have heard of some incidents like that. Reminds me that some countries will not import bananas, if their curvature exceeds a certain amount. I would assume there is a rationale behind that, I just do not know it.

I lean towards not rummaging around wares that I am not looking to buy. Some here are of the view that since there is a remote possibility they may actually buy something, they are automatically entitled to sort through everything grin
They are a firm favourite in this house Ayush. Lush shot
Ayush Basu: Thank you Janet, I strongly suspect that "lush" quality is something the vendors rely on heavily to get their wares sold ASAP.
I like the detail in the hand and the peppers
Ayush Basu: Thank you Martin, the shot was a bit slow and thus the hand is not very sharp
A very good shot Ayush. Over here inspecting fruit and vegetables by hand is not encouraged.
Ayush Basu: Thank you Brian, I lean towards not rummaging around wares that I am not looking to buy. Some here are of the view that since there is a remote possibility they may actually buy something, they are automatically entitled to sort through everything grin
I like the rich colors... I get my shopping done fast, too...
Ayush Basu: Thank you Larry, I am pleased you do.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2015, 09:04
Absolute fabulous picture. I do inspect food, but try not to touch all of them. Ginnie does the groceries, and she does a great job.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your generous comment, Astrid. General speaking, it is frowned upon here, but some do it anyway (the excessive touching)
I miss kangkung so much smile
Ayush Basu: Hmm, I can understand LC smile it must be available somewhere, perhaps?
Good capture snhot!
Ayush Basu: Pleased to hear that, Roland. Thank you!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jan 2015, 12:26
Shopping is a curse of the working class; I have to do it in a hurry although I am fussy about my fruit, veg and meat; one reason I don't do online grocery shopping. I don't like my fruit mauled by others.
Ayush Basu: General speaking, it is frowned upon here, but some do it anyway (the mauling I meant)...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jan 2015, 12:58
an image of pletora and fruitfulness! Savoir vivre!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the compliment. I had to look up the French, Philine, so thank you for that introduction
lovely close up Ayush
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you feel that, Ronky.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jan 2015, 22:34
Fantastic study in colour - very impressed.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Mike, that coming from you is very flattering!

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