UNBS implores manufacturing companies to execute Management Systems Certification

UGANDA – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has entreated Ugandan companies to implement Management Systems Certification to give their products and services a fair chance of competing locally, regionally and internationally. Management Systems Certification (MSC) is a confirmation from an independent, competent, and accredited agency that the business adheres to the requirements of an internationally recognized quality management system…

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GHI unveils Whistleblower Food Safety Incident Report Site while APAL welcomes Food Safety Culture fact sheet

AUSTRIA – The Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI), a network of individual scientists and scientific organizations working together to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation through sound science, has announced the launch of the Whistleblower Food Safety Incident Report Site. Across the world, most food industry employees dare not report information about safety concerns externally because of the…

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PCPB set to kick off risk analysis of pesticides sold in Kenya

KENYA – The Pest Control Products Board (PCPB), an agency that regulates the importation and exportation, manufacture, registration, distribution and use of pesticides in the country, has announced it will conduct a risk analysis of pesticides sold in Kenya, following a directive from a parliamentary committee. The committee had issued a report on a 2019 petition by the Biodiversity and…

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RizePoint debuts Platform Ignite for Supplier Certification Management

U.S – RizePoint, a technology leader in food safety, quality management, compliance, and social responsibility, has launched their innovative new product platform Ignite, a trailblazing software tool for quality managers.  The first offering on this new platform is a user-friendly, affordable Supplier Certification Management solution.Ignite Supplier Certification Management allows companies to gather, organize, and manage supplier documentation and information in…

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EU sets new tolerable levels for heavy metals in food

EUROPE – The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, enforcing EU laws and directing the union’s administrative operations, is setting new maximum levels for cadmium and lead tolerable in a wide range of food products, to further reduce the presence of  carcinogenic contaminants in food and to make healthy food more accessible. Cadmium…

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