Nigerian Economic Summit Group calls for implementation of Food Safety and Quality Bill 2019

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), a private sector-led think-tank and policy advocacy group, has urged the National Assembly to pass the Food Safety and Quality Bill 2019 into law for the benefit of the Nigerian economy. This was during an experts/stakeholders review & harmonisation workshop for the Food Safety & Quality Bill (2019). Some of the stakeholders…

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Ghana forges partnership to boost growth of rice, cocoa value chains

GHANA – The government of Ghana has partnered with Japan, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to launch a new project aimed to strengthen rice value chain. The project seeks to build the capacity of value chain actors – mainly farmers, agro-traders, crop processers, and public supporting institutions through use of modern technologies, realize higher value creation, and…

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SimpliFine’s Bakery Division  accorded ISO 22000 recertification

KENYA – SimpliFine, one of Kenya’s leading producers of bread, meat and vegetable products, has announced that it has renewed its International Organization for Standards 22000 certification (ISO 22000) for its bakery division, just two weeks after its meat division was FSSC 22000 certified. ISO harmonizes the requirements for food safety management ensuring a focused, coherent and integrated food safety…

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Asda partners with Apeel to provide plant-based protection to its citrus, avocado fruits

UK – Asda, a British supermarket chain, has partnered with Apeel Sciences, a fresh produce shelf-life extension specialist, to provide plant-based protection to its citrus and avocados in about 150 stores, hence prolonging their shelf life and ultimately preventing food waste. “We are always looking for ways to improve the shelf-life of our products and make it easier for our…

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Renaissance Bioscience Corp receives new permits for its acrylamide-reducing yeast

CANADA – Renaissance BioScience Corp., a global bioengineering company, has received new patent allowances and grants for its acrylamide-reducing yeast, covering China, Russia, India, Australia and Vietnam. The five new patent grants and allowances join previously issued patents from the US, Japan, Indonesia, Chile and Colombia, with patents pending in multiple additional markets. The company’s yeast  reduces the formation of…

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FMI appoints Carey Allen to lead food safety certification program

U.S – FMI, The Food Industry Association has announced the appointment of Carey Allen to lead the business development efforts for the expanding food safety certification program, SQF. Allen, a long-time food safety professional, fills the role by building SQF program awareness and focusing on its expansion to further bolster consumer and retailer food safety expectations. She will work closely…

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Nici Bush to take helm of Innovation, Science and Technology at  confectionary giant Mars

U.S – Mars, Inc, an American multinational manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products, has appointed Nici Bush, the current Vice President of Workplace Transformation, as the new Vice President of Innovation, Science and Technology. During her nearly three decades at Mars, Ms. Bush has worked across multiple business areas and in numerous countries. She spent 15 years…

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Researchers at Kwame Nkrumah University detect hazardous levels of camphor in street food

NIGERIA – Scientists from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have during a research discovered hazardous levels of  camphor in street vended fufu and fried rice, which might be the cause of ailments among consumers. Camphor sometimes referred to as mothballs are white, volatile, small balls that are used either as pesticides or insecticides. Naphthalene is the…

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Greenhouse grower Revol Greens welcomes new Vice President of Food Safety on board

U.S – Revol Greens, the largest lettuce greenhouse grower in North America, has brought on board a new Vice President of Food Safety to navigate distribution, at a time when retailers’ call for a safer and more consistent source of leafy greens. Dinesh Babu brings a Ph.D. in Food Safety and more than 15 years in food science and food…

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Malawi Bureau of Standards partners with South Sudan National Bureau of Standards to promote regional trade

MALAWI – The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) and the South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNSB) have entered into an agreement by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate trade between the two countries. The MoU is also aimed at furthering international cooperation mainly on standardization, quality assurance and metrology. Speaking during the MoU signing ceremony, the Vice…

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