Scoular promotes Steven Moore to Vice President of Food Safety

U.S – Steven Moore has been elevated to the position of Vice President of Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory, and Innovation (FSQRI) at Scoular, a company dedicated to the buying, selling, storage, handling, and processing of grain, feed, and food ingredients. Prior to this, Mr. Moore served as the Director of FSQRI for Scoular’s indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary Petsource. He will oversee…

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European Commission evaluates four nations’ food safety system preparedness

EUROPE – The European Commission has evaluated the preparedness of the food safety system and progress made by Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Turkiye (formerly Turkey) with only Montenegro exhibiting a high level of preparedness. Turkey kept imposing import restrictions on European agricultural goods. It is a significant supplier of food products to the EU and made little improvement in…

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FDA partners with Palantir Technologies to modernize food supply chain, resilience

U.S – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with Palantir Technologies Inc., an American software company that specializes in big data analytics, to help modernize the agency’s approach to the food supply chain and resilience through the 21 Forward Initiative.  Palantir will serve as the main operating platform for proactive food supply chain disruption monitoring and crisis response…

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Study reveals poor hygiene as major cause of S. aureus contamination in restaurants

PORTUGAL – The frequency of Staphylococcus aureus on the hands of food service workers, as well as the pathogenicity and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) of S. aureus isolates, have all been the subject of a recent study. Researchers in Portugal obtained 167 hand-swab samples from food service workers employed by restaurants and catering businesses over a period of 13 months. More…

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Popular seafood wholesaler Mariscos Bahia Inc. recalls fresh fish products

U.S – Mariscos Bahia Inc., a family-owned producer, and distributor of meat products has recalled over 300,000 pounds of salmon, halibut, seabass, tuna, and swordfish because of possible Salmonella contamination. The products were distributed to 179 retail customers located in Arizona and California, primarily to restaurants. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall was initiated on Oct.…

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South African farmers work on improving raisin quality to satisfy German market

SOUTH AFRICA – To ensure that the highest quality, sustainably produced product reaches German consumers, South African raisins growers are investing in supply chain innovations. This is according to trade group Raisins SA, which has emphasized the value of the German market to the country. Germany is the top destination for South African raisins, as its consumers prefer high-quality fruit…

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Researchers develop novel packaging for extending pasta shelf life

ITALY – Researchers in Italy have developed a brand-new method for prolonging the shelf life of fresh pasta by 30 days using a novel packaging process that also involves applying bioprotective probiotic cultures to the dough. The Frontiers in Microbiology journal featured their new fresh pasta preservation recipe. Pasta is serious business in Italy, with reportedly more than 300 specific…

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Food Safety Testing market to reach U.S$31.1 billion by 2027

U.S – The “Food Safety Testing Market” is projected to reach USD 31.1 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 8.1% to reach. This is according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets titled, “Food Safety Testing Market by Target Tested, Technology (Traditional and Rapid), Food Tested (Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Dairy, Processed Foods, Fruits & Vegetables, and Cereals & grains)…

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FDA updates food safety requirements for state regulatory programs

U.S – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the food safety requirements for state regulatory programs that keep an eye on food manufacturing, processing, packing, or storage facilities. The government first released the regulatory program standards in May 2007 under the name Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS). Along with modifications to the current standards, the 2022…

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WHO calls for applications for its Trans Fat Elimination Technical Advisory Group

GLOBAL – The Trans Fat Elimination Technical Advisory Committee (TFATAG), the World Health Organization’s (WHO) main advisory group that offers recommendations on the issuance of the WHO Validation certificate, is looking for up to 12 experts to join its Committee.  The WHO announced the REPLACE action framework for TFA elimination as a roadmap for national action in 2018, setting the…

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