Singapore Food Agency calls for feedback on proposed amendment to Food Regulations

SINGAPORE – Singapore Food Agency (SFA), the country’s national authority entrusted with the mission to ensure a resilient supply of food safety and food security from farm-to-fork,  is seeking feedback from the food industry, as well as interested parties, for its proposed amendments to the Food Regulations, which obliterates a majority of the standards of identity currently contained in Regulations…

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FDA reminds industry players on use of fluorinated polyethylene as food contact surfaces

U.S -The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), agency responsible for the safety and security of the United States’ (U.S) food supply, has issued a letter reminding food industry manufacturers, distributors, and users of fluorinated polyethylene food contact articles, that only certain fluorinated polyethylene containers are authorized for food contact use. The agency said it took this step to ensure that…

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Charm Sciences accorded ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

U.S – Charm Sciences, a world leader in food safety diagnostic tests, is over the moon on their International Organization for Standardization, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) three-year recertification, for the design and manufacture of their patented Peel Plate microbial test products used in safety and quality testing of foods. Charm develops, manufactures, and quality tests the microbial detection…

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SANAS efficaciously maneuvers Joint AFRAC/SADCA Re-evaluation

South Africa – South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), has successfully undergone its joint African Accreditation Cooperation/SADC Cooperation in Accreditation (SADCA) (AFRAC/ SADCA) re-evaluation, which was held remotely. SANAS is recognized by the South African Government in Act 19 of 2006 as the single National Accreditation Body that gives formal recognition that Laboratories, Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies, Proficiency Testing Scheme…

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Northumberland-Peterborough South receives boost for farming, agri-food projects

CANADA – Ontario is giving a Canadian$ 282,000 (US$225364.53) financial boost to over 20 Northumberland-Peterborough South, a federal electoral district in Ontario, farming and agri-food projects to aid in augmenting on-farm practices in the province. This local investment is part of an Ontario-Canada Canadian$7.3-million (US$ 5833904.50) shared investment through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which is aimed at supporting farmers and…

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