Climate change to trigger aflatoxin issues in U.S’s field corn

U.S – In a bid to gauge the effect of climate change on field corn, researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have run climate model scenarios, anticipating aflatoxin infections being a problem in the coming few years. Field corn, as distinct from sweet corn, is widely consumed in the US and constitutes one of America’s largest crops. The USDA states…

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria destroys substandard goods worth US$ 12039

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has destroyed expired and substandard goods worth Five Million naira (US$ 12039)  at the government approved dumpsite in Gombe State, in a continuation of its bid to sanitise the nation of substandard products. The products destroyed include assorted soft drinks, energy drinks, flavoured drinks and other products mopped up during market surveillance…

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Forte Upstream Service Limited in Nigeria receives ISO 9001: 2015 certification

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has awarded Forte Upstream Service Limited(FUSL) , a player in the oil and gas industry, ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification, reflecting the Organization’s vision to deliver quality service to clients at all times. In his remarks, the Director-General of SON Mallam Farouk Salim, who was represented by the Director…

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Codex Member States underpin need for adoption of internationally recognized Codex standards

AFRICA – Codex Member States from the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region have during a workshop underpinned the need for adoption and implementation of internationally recognized Codex standards which are key in supporting fair food trade and protecting the health and safety of consumers. The 18 Member States met in Kigali, Rwanda as part of the initiatives to enhance…

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