Ecolab to acquire global leader in resin technology Purolite

U.S – Ecolab Inc., an American water purification corporation, is set to acquire Purolite, a leading and fast-growing global provider of high-end ion exchange resins for the separation and purification of solutions for critical industrial markets like food and beverage. The acquisition is structured as a cash transaction valued at approximately US$3.7 billion. Based in King of Prussia, PA, Purolite…

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FDA updates guidance on eating of fish, encourages consumption among children, pregnant women

U.S – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has updated its guidance about eating fish that incorporates the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), 2020-2025. This update revises the advice that was last issued in 2019. Nutrients in fish can support a child’s brain and immune system development.…

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Shock as Nestle reports bogus coffee in German markets

GERMANY – Nestlé Deutschland, the German subsidiary company of the food multinational company Nestlé, has reported the presence of a counterfeit version of Nestlé branded coffee which may contain foreign objects, in German markets. The company informed that the soluble coffee was packaged in a glass jar to imitate an old version of Nescafé Gold. There are also concerns it…

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FSSAI launches mobile app to ease MSMEs registration process

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched a mobile app dubbed Food Safety Connect in order to ease the registration process for a large number of unorganized micro and small food businesses in the country including hawkers and street vendors. “With the launch of FSSAI’s Food Connect Mobile App, it will be easier for…

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Pakistan’s food safety regulator kicks off campaign on food hygiene

PAKISTAN –  Pakistan’s food safety regulator, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority (KP FS&HFA), has decided to install Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material in schools, various hotels, restaurants, dairy shops and other food related businesses including public places in order to create awareness among people regarding hygiene and quality food. The KP FS&HFA Director General, Shahrukh Ali…

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