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The need to improve FSMSs and HACCPs

While the global merchandising of food commodities remains strong, safety and quality standards between countries differs greatly. Food exporters and importers should evolve trade rules, unify inspection processes and synchronize food related statutes. By Logan Portmann

Sustainable quality at scale in Brazil and Colombia

Coffee quality and sustainability are sometimes seen as opposing goals, that to achieve high quality means eschewing ecological awareness and that an environmental approach to coffee production does not leave room for additional quality standards. But, as farms in Brazil and Colombia prove, large scale coffee production can leverage its size to achieve both cup quality and overall sustainability in tandem. By Rachel Northrop

Coffee Prices Fall in November Amid Increased October Exports

The monthly average of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator decreased by 1.5%, to 109.59 US cents/lb in November 2018 following the 13.3% increase to 111.21 US cents/lb last month, reflecting the fall in prices for all group indicators.

Coffee Year 2017-18 Ends in Surplus

World coffee production in coffee year 2017-18 is estimated 5.7% higher at 164.81 million bags as output of Arabica increased by 2.2%, to 101.82, and Robusta grew 11.7%, to 62.99 million bags.

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