Zenput raises US$ 27 million to boost development of remote multiunit operations technology

U.S – Zenput, the leading operations execution platform, has raised US$ 27 million in Series C financing, led by Golub Capital, a U.S.-focused credit asset manager, to continue developing its application to automate operation procedures like tracking food safety, public health protocols and changing market conditions. The Series C round comes as the company saw 100% revenue growth over the past year. At the same time, product usage more than doubled at stores. The San Francisco-based company expects to see a surge in its technology users over the next 12…

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Indian company Licious appoints industry veteran Himanshu Verma as CPTO

INDIA – Licious, an Indian company that operates an e-commerce platform for the D2C fresh meat and seafood brand, has announced the appointment of Himanshu Verma, an industry veteran with over two decades of experience, as Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO). Since its inception in 2015, Licious has been building technology to resolve customer pain points related to quality, hygiene, freshness, and convenience. Himanshu’s last assignment was with Amazon, where he served as Director of Product & Engineering. Prior to that, Himanshu has served as CTO at Yatra.com, one…

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Vermont’s Produce Program celebrates farmers focus on food safety

U.S – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets’ Produce Program have partnered with growers to celebrate the steps they take to bring food from the field to customers. The Vermont Produce Program works with fruit and vegetable farmers across the state to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, which sets standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables. Vermont’s farmers work hard to implement best practices for food safety and strengthen consumer confidence in the quality and safety of local fresh…

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CAVAC joins hands with Khmer Enterprise to support Agri-food SMEs

AUSTRALIA – Australia has launched a programme to support agricultural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to upgrade food safety standards and quality management systems. The programme was created through a partnership between the Cambodia-Australia Agriculture Value Chain (CAVAC) and Khmer Enterprise, an entrepreneurship promotion unit within the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The agreement on cooperation was signed by representatives of the Australian embassy, Khmer Enterprise and CAVAC. CAVAC and Khmer Enterprise are running a grants scheme to encourage investment in improved manufacturing standards in the agri-food industry. Cambodia produces…

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