Canadian researchers create rapid test for deadly infections in livestock

CANADA – Canadian researchers have developed a new form of rapid test to detect infections in farm animals, responding to the rising threat of dangerous outbreaks. The prototype has been proven effective in detecting a devastating diarrheal infection in pigs and can be adapted to test for other pathogens, and in other animals. The test, created by researchers at the…

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SUISAG teams up with Cloudfarms to ramp up traceability in pig supply chains

SWITZERLAND – SUISAG, the service partner for Swiss pig producers and international genetics customers, and Cloudfarms have come up with a system that enables breeding farms, production farms and processors to register and analyze the production data of each individual pig from birth to processing. The trailblazing application of its existing production management system called the ‘Pig Passport’, registers data…

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Syngenta unveils novel technology for fighting crop diseases

SWITZERLAND – Syngenta Crop Protection’s Seedcare business,  has unveiled a novel technology with a combination of nematode and disease control for growers looking to increase the quality and yield of their crops and support the long-term health of their soil. The new technology known as VICTRATO contains TYMIRIUM technology, which provides long-lasting protection against all plant-parasitic nematodes and key fungal…

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FDA Ghana sensitizes consumers on need of consuming safe food

GHANA – The Food and Drugs Authority Ghana (FDA Ghana) has marked this year’s World Food Safety Day with public sensitization on the need to always ensure the consumption of safe food. As part of the month-long exercise in the region, officers of the FDA’s Upper West Regional Office embarked on the public sensitization through the Frequency Modulation (FM) stations…

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Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency to pronounce mandatory labelling of walnut as allergens

JAPAN – Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) is set to add walnuts to the list of allergens that product manufacturers and importers must include on the label of packaged products containing walnuts. Currently, CAA strongly recommends including walnuts on the label, but does not require their inclusion. Exports of U.S. walnuts to Japan have grown from 10,604 metric tons to…

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