EFSA flags off new Management Board with wide scope of representatives

EUROPE – The European Food Safety Authority has flagged off its new Management Board comprising of representatives of all EU Member States, the European Commission, and the European Parliament, as well as representatives of civil society and food chain interests. The previous structure of the Board consisted of 14 members with expertise relating to the food chain who did not…

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ESTEC Limited to exhibit at Africa Food Safety Summit

KENYA – ESTEC Limited, a private registered company with the aim of providing analytical solutions to testing laboratories within East Africa region, will be exhibiting at the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit. Educational Scientific & Technical Company (ESTEC) Ltd was founded in 1990 and  has since grown to be a leading dependable partner with a diverse range of clients in…

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New groundnut varieties increase farmers’ yields in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Groundnut growers in Mpwapwa District, Dodoma Region, have voiced contentment on Mangaka 2009 improved seeds variety developed by Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute-Naliendele (TARI Naliendele) to improve productivity. Speaking to journalists in the area, the farmers said the variety has high yield potential, drought and disease resilience, as well as early maturity compared to old varieties they rely on.…

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AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa’s President to speak at Africa Food Safety Summit

AFRICA – The Africa Food Safety Summit is pleased to host Owen Fraser, the President of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Sub-Saharan Africa Section, as one of the speakers at the July 20-22 Summit. Owen has spent most of his career at world’s largest food & beverage company, Nestlé, working in different roles. He previously served as a Senior Specialist at Nestlé Institute…

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