COMESA pens deal with Texas A&M AgriLife Research to support mycotoxin risk management

AFRICA – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA, have joined hands to support mycotoxin risk management involving aflatoxins and fumonisins for trade commodities and staples. COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe and Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director Dr. Cliff Lamb signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a virtual event conducted in…

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Food safety solutions provider Hygiena launches new Allergen App

U.S –  Hygiena, a food safety solutions provider, has launched a new  Allergen App which it has integrated into its EnSURE Touch system, an advanced cleaning verification and monitoring system. Integration with the handheld EnSURE Touch luminometer allows the consolidation of allergen test results into overarching environmental test protocols and reporting for more insight into production safety. Moreover, Hygiena’s SureTrend…

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Barry Callebaut shuts down plant due to Salmonella contamination

BELGIUM – Production has come to a stand still at the premises of Belgian-Swiss cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut, after detecting Salmonella in samples of its chocolate products. Analysis at the company’s Wieze site identified Lecithin, an ingredient used in chocolate production to reduce thickness as the source of contamination hence seized production in all the processing lines.…

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Food Standards Agency report shows decline in food business inspections

UK – An in-depth review of the UK standards has shown a decline in the number of inspections of food businesses and the delay in full import controls for high-risk food and feed. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) report comes after the food system has faced two years of major upheaval following the UK’s departure…

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Bureau Veritas to showcase innovative solutions at 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit

KENYA – Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, will be showcasing their innovative solutions at the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit scheduled to take place from July 20-22 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Established in 1828, the Group has 80,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around…

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