Consumers in Kenya to gain access to variety of fortified foods

KENYA – Non-profit international development organization TechnoServe has launched a program known as the Technical Assistance Accelerator Programme (TAAP), aimed at increasing the diversity of fortified foods available to consumers. During the launch of the programme that was also graced by private sector and Government agencies, Dominic Schofield, the Director of the TechnoServe Global Program, explained how the program will…

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Nigeria yet again takes strides in regulating GM sector, adopts stacked genes regulations

NIGERIA – Nigeria has adopted national guidelines on the regulation of genetically modified plants with a combination of two or more genes of interest in the genome of a single plant (stacked genes). The objective of these guidelines is to provide guidance and information on the risk assessment and risk management requirements and procedures for plants with Genetically Modified (GM)…

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SON cautions manufacturers against patronizing calibration charlatans

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has urged manufacturers to employ the services of the National Metrology Institute (NMI) in calibrating their instruments. Mallam Farouk Salim, Director General of SON gave the charge against patronizing quacks while flagging off a sensitization campaign in Abeokuta. He claimed that the event’s topic, “Meeting Global Competitiveness,” was consistent with efforts made…

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California LGMA leverages TraQtion to modernize audit, data management

U.S – The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has opted to integrate a cloud-based quality and compliance software, TraQtion, into its system so as to  modernize its audit and data management. TraQtion which is a single, 360-degree supply chain assurance technology solution is powered by NSF, a leading public health and safety organization. The platform will enhance LGMA’s existing…

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FDA continues to improve safety of leafy greens in U.S

U.S – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a targeted sampling of leafy greens produced on farms and ranches in the Salinas Valley region of California during the autumn 2022 harvest season. The FDA intends to gather roughly 240 lettuce samples from farms/ranches where recent traceback investigations revealed as being possibly connected to an outbreak of a foodborne…

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