NAFDAC warns on consumption of frozen poultry laced with formalin

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned Nigerians to shun frozen poultry products and other food items preserved with formalin which is considered carcinogenic. NAFDAC’s spokesman, Dr Abubakar Jimoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that unscrupulous business people had been using formalin to preserve poultry products, chicken and turkey, in…

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UK’s allergen labeling policy Natasha’s law finally comes into force

UK – UK industry’s first food allergen labeling policy, popularly known as Natasha’s Law, meant to help people suffering from food allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease make safer choices when buying food, has finally come into effect. The new policy, which was introduced after Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died as a direct result of the consumption of a pre-packaged baguette which contained…

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Nigerian farmers demand for more PBR cowpea following increased yields

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s public sector scientists who developed the high-yielding genetically modified cow pea variety have struggled to produce enough certified seeds to meet the huge farmer demand. Nigeria approved commercial use of the pod borer-resistant (PBR) cowpea in December 2019. As farmers who planted it in trials in 2020 spread the news about how it helped protect their fields…

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Save Foods commences commercial treatment program with Galilee Export

ISRAEL – Save Foods, an Israeli-based agri-food tech company, has announced that it is commencing a large commercial treatment program with Galilee Export (“Galilee”) a leading Israeli avocado packer, to ensure they safely export high-quality avocado with a better shelf life. Save Foods is an innovative, dynamic company focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the…

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Shavuot International Holdings Company receives SQF certification

JAMAICA – Shavuot International Holdings Company Limited has received the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Code for Manufacturing Certification, a comprehensive HACCP-based food safety and quality management certification system , signifying a high level of practiced food security for the international market. The certification process was conducted by TSL Certification Services International Ltd (TSL CSI), the sole regional entity granted a…

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Bio-Fence makes breakthrough in eliminating listeria in food production facilities

ISRAEL – Bio-Fence, an Israeli health and food tech start-up, has announced a breakthrough in its new pilot project aimed at eliminating pathogens in highly sensitive food production environments. The start-up developed an innovative polymer which when added to topcoat, binds disinfectant onto the surface for an extended period of time, hence completely eliminating listeria spp. Environmental pathogens within the…

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