Washington State Department of Agriculture launches online tool to sensitize farmers on produce safety

U.S – To assist teachers and farm managers in reinforcing basic cleaning and sanitizing principles, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), the University of Georgia, and New Mexico State University have created an online animation application with three learning modules. Cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, such as tools and equipment, reduce cross-contamination and the possibility of spreading foodborne illnesses by…

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European Environment Agency warns of climate impact on foodborne diseases

EUROPE – The European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned that the threat posed by climate change on foodborne infections is on the rise. In a report on climate change in Europe, the agency stated that there is a need to go from planning to action and to raise awareness among public health and healthcare professionals. Vibriosis was among the infectious…

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Scelta partners with MBio to create mushroom-derived vitamins

NETHERLANDS – Scelta Inside and MBio, two experts in the development of mushroom ingredients, have agreed to work together to distribute vitamins made from the “white-buttoned wonderl” to the health market. In particular, Scelta Inside will use the support of its extensive global customer base for marketing, distribution, and sales, while MBio will focus on continuing to develop components derived…

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ADM expands testing capacity, opens new North American microbiology laboratory

U.S – ADM,  a leader in global nutrition, has doubled its present microbiology footprint with the opening of a new North American microbiology laboratory at the ADM specialty manufacturing site in Decatur, Illinois. According to the company, the new facility “significantly expands its testing capacity, as well as its footprint in the Decatur region.” “This new facility will drive productivity…

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