Gambia launches consultative forum to deliberate on National Food Safety Policy

GAMBIA – Gambia’s Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) has officially launched the stakeholder consultative forum on National Food Safety Policy expected to strengthen a robust, effective and efficient food control system in the country. Dr. Desta A. Tiruneh, Country Representative for the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the country cannot nurture a healthier population without a proper Food Safety…

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Waitrose joins food waste reduction efforts, axes best-before dates

UK – Supermarket Waitrose has joined its UK counterparts to scrap off best-before dates from nearly 500 fresh food products in a bid to reduce food waste. From September, the staff-owned supermarket chain will do away with the dates on packaged fruit and vegetables, including lettuce, cucumber and peppers, to encourage consumers to use their own judgment about when food…

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Japan intensifies inspections on Kenyan coffee amidst pesticide contamination concerns

KENYA – The government of Japan has raised the frequency of monitoring tests of Chlorpyrifos in Fresh Coffee Beans from Kenya to 30% levels of official controls due to detection of levels above the threshold. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that they detected Chlorpyrifos levels at 0.06 ppm which is above the maximum residue limits of 0.05 ppm required…

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Safe Foods invents filtration technology to reduce pathogens in poultry scalders

U.S – Safe Foods Corporation (SFC), a biotechnology firm that offers food safety, poultry, and food processing services, has come up with a new non-chemical intervention that could improve the filtering and cleaning process of scalders, leading to better pathogen reduction at poultry processing plants. Solids and sediments that accumulate in the scalder during the processing day can result in…

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Aviagen teams up with PAACO to reinforce animal welfare

U.S – Aviagen, a global leader in the primary broiler breeder business, has joined hands with the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) on a project to help reinforce animal welfare and auditing. The project will involve the creation of a series of videos featuring Aviagen animal welfare experts which will be used as part of a continuing education program…

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