Togo initiates Food Safety Week to promote sustainable quality local consumption

TOGO – Togo has officially launched the first edition of the Togo Food Safety Week which is set to take place in the country’s capital city Lomé as from August 19 to 21, 2021. The ceremony was chaired by Mr. Koffi MENSAH, Private Sector Support Director on behalf of the Minister of Trade, Industry and Local Consumption, in the presence of the Technical Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and Development Rural as well as promoters of local products and services. The event, themed “agro-entrepreneurship and the integration of the…

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Gambia launches Food Fortification Regulations 2020 to strengthen sector

GAMBIA – The Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) of the Gambia has launched the country’s Food Fortification Regulations 2020, developed to serve as a regulatory tool for compliance and enforcement on edible fats and oil, wheat flour and food grade salt and to regulate imported and locally produced goods. The project is funded by European Union (EU) and supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA). The launching, presided over by Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray, was part of…

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Bayer offers IAFP meeting attendees an inside look at its Rodent Monitoring System

U.S – Pest Management and Public Health, a business within the Environmental Science Division of Bayer, is offering attendees of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting-a meeting which provides attendees with information on current and emerging food safety issues-an inside look at the company’s latest rodent protection technology. Bayer Digital Pest Management unites decades of Bayer professional pest management expertise with the power of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The Rodent Monitoring System (RMS) enables food safety professionals to focus on proper inspection and the area of…

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Vietnam in race to improve quality of farm produce to meet export market standards

VIETNAM – The central province of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam is implementing measures to improve the quality of its farm produce to meet requirements of export markets, thus tapping advantages from free trade agreements (FTA) that Vietnam has signed. Local exporters have pointed out that agricultural production regions in Thanh Hoa have been small in scale with unequal quality of products. At the same time, agricultural production has yet to follow planning, making it difficult for management and infrastructure development. They pointed out the regulatory gap leading to unstable supply…

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