Hazelnut Growers of Oregon  receives SQF Level 3 certification

U.S – Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO), a business unit of farmer-owned cooperative has received Safe Quality Food Level 3 (SQF3) certification for the fourth year in a row. HGO has earned the top-ranking food safety award every year since it opened its 120,000-square-foot hazelnut processing facility, and the specific score it received this year was its highest ever. With…

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Dr Blaise Ouattara of FAO to speak at Africa Food Safety Summit

AFRICA – Dr Blaise Ouattara, the Regional Food safety and Quality Officer for Africa at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will be speaking at the Africa Food Safety Summit. Blaise started his career in 1989 as a Lecturer at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and subsequently served as Invited Associate Professor at the University…

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KEBS urges manufacturers to conform to developed standards

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has implored local manufacturers and importers to conform to the 205 new standards which have been developed targeting various products, to boost their competitiveness. This was during the inaugural Emerging Standards Workshop to assess their implementation. KEBS developed and published the new standards categorized into seven categories in the third quarter of…

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Ethylene oxide detected in popular Filipino noodles

PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into the recall of a popular Filipino noodle brand in Europe and Taiwan due to the presence of ethylene oxide. In separate advisories, the governments of Ireland, Malta, and France recalled several variants of Lucky Me! noodle soup and pancit canton, particularly those manufactured between 2021 and 2022. These…

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Save Foods carries out successful pilot for blueberries in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Save Foods, an agri-food tech company specializing in eco crop protection, has announced successful pilot results for a global exporter of blueberries based in South Africa. The exporter trialed Save Foods’ eco crop protection solution during the 2021-2022 growing season, successfully demonstrating the complete mitigation of mold after seven weeks (at 00C) and the extension of the…

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