ABB makes break-through, develops first-ever antimicrobial detectable cable ties

SWITZERLAND – Pioneering technology leader ABB has developed a two-piece cable tie that is both antimicrobial and detectable for use in contamination sensitive environments such as food and beverage processing. In food processing, where reducing the growth of unhealthy microorganisms is critical, the presence of heat, moisture and organic material common in these environments can encourage the growth of bacteria,…

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Salmonella, Listeria break 5-year record in recall frequency

U.S – Food and beverage recalls caused by salmonella and listeria have sky rocketed in 2022, reaching the largest share of recalls for its type in five years. This is according to an analysis of product recall data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted by Agruss Law Firm. Current data shows that both salmonella and listeria have…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards to construct modern laboratory in Dodoma, Mwanza

TANZANIA – In a bid to bring its services closer to its clients and also increase efficiency in service delivery, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is venturing into the construction of a mega modern laboratory in each of the two cities of Dodoma and Mwanza. The buildings, to be named Viwango House, are aimed at bringing services closer to…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards to introduce stiffer penalties for peddlers of counterfeit products

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is mulling over introducing stiffer penalties to offenders as it intensifies its efforts of taking counterfeit products off the shelves. The Bureau has vowed not to relent in phasing out the substandard products from the market, further insisting that those found culpable will be brought to justice. “So far so good, TBS…

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Alliance for Action on Pesticide in Nigeria seeks for formulation of pesticide regulations

NIGERIA – The Alliance for Action on Pesticide in Nigeria (AAPN) has entreated the Nigerian government to develop pesticide policy and legislation that will ensure noxious pesticides are banned and reduced in usage. AAPN made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day documentary screening and panel discussion on pesticide double standards and improving pesticide regulation…

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BRCGS launches Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9

GLOBAL – BRCGS, a globally recognized certifier has launched its latest standard – Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9 – which provides guidance on the production of safe, authentic and legal food. Initially drafted and published in 1998, this latest Standard from BRCGS provides an updated framework designed to assist food manufacturers with the production of safe, authentic, legal…

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Plot twist as Germany exonerates Kenyan coffee previously flagged in Japan

KENYA – A new twist has emerged after tests conducted in Germany on a Kenyan batch of coffee that had recently raised eyebrows in Japan over excess chemical residues, turned out to be negative. Theophilus Mutui, the Managing Director, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), said Kenya had also analyzed the samples and gotten negative results, bringing to question the…

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International Association for Food Protection announces new President

U.S – The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has once again handed its Presidential gavel to a new face as it culminated this year’s conference at the annual awards banquet. The outgoing President Dr. Ruth Petran handed over the gavel to the incoming President, Michelle Danyluk of the University of Florida. Dr. Danyluk is an Associate Professor and Extension…

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Food items fail quality tests in Chandigarh India

INDIA – Tests conducted on various food items by Chandigarh administration’s Food Safety and Standards Department in India has revealed that the items are below the set quality standards. Over the past year, the food safety department took about 200 samples of various food products from the market. Five of 13 cottage cheese (paneer) samples, four mustard oil samples, three…

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TOMI’s disinfection solutions preserving shelf life of produce

U.S – TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (“TOMI”), a global company specializing in disinfection and decontamination solutions, has at the 2022 International Association for Food Production (IAFP) Meeting, demonstrated the effectiveness of its SteraMist disinfection solutions in preserving the shelf life of produce. TOMI presented its products at the IAFP meeting which was graced by prominent food safety, academic, and governmental…

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