KEBS approves 11 standards for meat products, develops rabbit feed standards

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards has approved 11 standards that will safeguard consumers from fraudulent sellers of meat products. They prescribe the procedure to be used in the screening, testing and analysis of the samples obtained for authentication in cases of both fresh cuts and meat derived products. The bureau had kicked off the process of reviewing meat standards in mid-August where it sought views from potential users, in respect of relevance and effectiveness of the standards in addressing current market needs, regulatory needs and scientific and technological…

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Spain amends regulations on olive oil quality, standards

SPAIN – The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has approved a new set of laws and regulations governing olive oil quality standards for the first time in almost 40 years. The update to the 1983 royal decree includes a series of requirements for traceability, preparation and packaging of the final product. The ministry said that its goal is to add value to the country’s extra virgin olive oil production and increase consumer awareness about the organoleptic and healthy qualities of the product. To that end, the ministry has restricted…

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FDA declares champions of Tech-enabled Traceability Challenge

U.S – The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has eventually announced the winners of the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety Low- or No-Cost Tech-enabled Traceability Challenge” which was launched this year in June. The challenge is part of a goal set forth in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint to encourage the development of creative financial models for low- to no-cost traceability solutions that would enable food producers of all sizes to participate in a scalable, cost-effective way. Tech-enabled traceability is one of the foundational…

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JK Tech launches Smart Dairy Solution in U.S

U.S – JK Tech, a next-generation digital and IT services provider, has launched its Smart Dairy Solution, an end-to-end enterprise solution for the milk processing industry on a single platform, in the United States. JK Tech offers templatized and pre-configured solutions to enterprise customers to help them embark on their digital transformation journey. The company has joined hands with Dairy Foods magazine for innovative strategies and consultation in an upcoming webinar on October 6, 2021. In the webinar, JK Tech and Dairy Foods will showcase JK Tech’s Smart Dairy Solution,…

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PerkinElmer debuts IndiScope for faster, precise milk analysis

U.S – PerkinElmer, Inc., an American global corporation focused in the business areas of diagnostics, life science research, food, environmental and industrial testing, has launched the IndiScope raw milk analysis solution designed to help milk collection points perform fast and accurate testing to determine fair market value and help ensure a safe raw milk supply chain for consumers. Based on PerkinElmer’s Spectrum TwoFT-IR, the IndiScope solution is designed for low maintenance and ease of use including the pre-calibrated instrument with pre-defined methods, built-in software for easy integration with other systems…

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Tanzania green-lights EAC Sanitary & Phytosanitary Protocol

TANZANIA – The Tanzanian parliament has given a nod to the East African Sanitary and Phytosanitary Protocol (SPS) 2013, a move that will improve access to a wider selection of safe food and create regulations for dealing with aflatoxins, which pose a risk to human and animal health. The EAC SPS protocol was developed in accordance with Article 151 of the EAC Treaty, which obliges the partner states to harmonize sanitary and phytosanitary measures for pest and disease control. Tanzania has stalled ratification of the protocol by eight years. Agriculture…

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