Indomie Egypt recalls chicken, vegetable flavored instant noodles dubbed unsafe for consumption

EGYPT – Indomie Egypt has pulled some of its products from Egyptian markets following an order from the Egyptian National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) which labelled Indomie’s chicken and vegetable flavored instant noodles, as well as instant noodles with chili packs as unsafe for human consumption. After a recent-social media debate regarding the widely-consumed noodles product in the Egyptian markets,…

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Strauss Group faces biggest recall in Israel’s history over Salmonella contamination

ISRAEL – Strauss Group, the largest food company in Israel, has recalled several Elite branded confectionery products as they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The company has recalled Elite branded items such as cakes, wafers, energy grain snacks, energy chocolate rice cakes, chewing gum and toffee candies of all dates. They were distributed in the United States, Canada, Australia, New…

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Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority scientists produce wheat resistant to salinity, water shortage

EGYPT – The Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) has announced that the agricultural research scientists in the authority have started harvesting the production of a new strain of genetically-modified (GM) wheat at the authority’s site in Inshas city, Bilbeis, Sharqia Governorate. The authority said in a statement that the strain has high-productivity with distinct characteristics such as  being resistant to…

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Bureau Veritas flags off 3rd US microbiology laboratory

U.S – Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, has announced the opening of its third US microbiology laboratory located in Reno, Nevada. The new laboratory offers rapid pathogen testing as well as microbiology indicator analyses to ensure the safety of food and agriculture commodities. The facility is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, ensuring the…

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