USDA embarks on study to enhance traceability during E.coli related foodborne outbreaks

U.S – Scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have embarked on a study of how the DNA of a specific population of E. coli O157:H7 gradually evolves within its natural environment, to enhance traceability in case of a foodborne outbreak. E. coli O157:H7 is a frequent source of concern for public health due…

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USDA clears  Scantech Sciences to commence commercial operations

U.S – Scantech Sciences, a company enhancing the quality of produce by eliminating pests and pathogens  has achieved the United State Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) certification for commercial operations at its Rio Grande Valley ECP Processing Facility. This milestone is the culmination of years of proprietary technology and process development, which led to the United State Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)…

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West Africa Competitiveness Programme backs nine quality experts to obtain certification as auditors

GHANA – West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP), Ghana, has backed nine quality experts who successfully passed the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditors exams. By doing this, WACOMP aims to contribute, promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) and ensure that the targeted project value chains actors in Ghana, meet the requirements of…

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NAFDAC confiscates 250 cartons of concentrated juice in Kano State

NIGERIA – The National Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Kano has arrested three persons and confiscated 250 cartons of concentrated juice said to be illegally produced in the state. The products were confiscated from one Garba Yahaya of Kwana Hudu-Brigade. He was accused of illegal production and distribution in the state. Lat year, Kano State was faced…

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ECOWAS donates ICT equipment to Standards Organisation of Nigeria to enhance harmonization of standards

NIGERIA – The Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Department for Industry and Private Sector Promotion (DIPSP) has donated ICT equipment to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in a bid to enhance the implementation of the West Africa Competitiveness and Quality Infrastructure Project (WACQIP). WACQIP is implemented under the framework of the West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) and…

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