COMESA pens deal with Texas A&M AgriLife Research to support mycotoxin risk management

AFRICA – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA, have joined hands to support mycotoxin risk management involving aflatoxins and fumonisins for trade commodities and staples. COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe and Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director Dr. Cliff Lamb signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a virtual event conducted in…

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Food safety solutions provider Hygiena launches new Allergen App

U.S –  Hygiena, a food safety solutions provider, has launched a new  Allergen App which it has integrated into its EnSURE Touch system, an advanced cleaning verification and monitoring system. Integration with the handheld EnSURE Touch luminometer allows the consolidation of allergen test results into overarching environmental test protocols and reporting for more insight into production safety. Moreover, Hygiena’s SureTrend…

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Barry Callebaut shuts down plant due to Salmonella contamination

BELGIUM – Production has come to a stand still at the premises of Belgian-Swiss cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut, after detecting Salmonella in samples of its chocolate products. Analysis at the company’s Wieze site identified Lecithin, an ingredient used in chocolate production to reduce thickness as the source of contamination hence seized production in all the processing lines.…

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Food Standards Agency report shows decline in food business inspections

UK – An in-depth review of the UK standards has shown a decline in the number of inspections of food businesses and the delay in full import controls for high-risk food and feed. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) report comes after the food system has faced two years of major upheaval following the UK’s departure…

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Bureau Veritas to showcase innovative solutions at 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit

KENYA – Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, will be showcasing their innovative solutions at the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit scheduled to take place from July 20-22 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Established in 1828, the Group has 80,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around…

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Zambeef Products eyes new markets with new ISO 22000 Certification

ZAMBIA – Zambeef Products, Zambia’s largest integrated cold chain food products and agribusiness company, has been awarded ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Certification for its ZamMilk, Masterpork and Zamchick plants. The ISO 22000 is an internationally recognized food safety standard that is designed to harmonize the requirements for food safety management for businesses within the food chain. The standard…

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Irish multinational Kerry patrons Africa Food Safety Summit 2022

AFRICA – The Africa Food Safety Summit is thrilled to register Irish multinational taste and nutrition company, Kerry, as one of its event Sponsors. Since 1972, Kerry has evolved from a small dairy company in the southwest of Ireland to a global multinational delivering authentic food and beverage taste ingredients designed to appeal to health-conscious consumers. Kerry works in partnership…

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African Development Bank to back this year’s Africa Food Safety Summit

AFRICA – As part of its mission to promote agro-industry development, the African Development Bank (AfDB), a multilateral development finance institution headquartered in Côte d’Ivoire, has backed the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit as the chief Sponsor of the event. The Africa Food Safety Summit is scheduled to take place from July 20-22 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in…

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SimpliFine’s President Steven Carlyon to speak at Africa Food Safety Summit 2022 edition

AFRICA – Steven Carlyon, the President of one of Kenya’s leading producers of bread, meat and vegetable products, SimpliFine Foods, will be attending and speaking at the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit taking place from 20-22 July in Nairobi, Kenya. Steven, whose career spans over three decades has served leading producers of chilled, fresh, baked and ambient foods, both own-label…

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African Organisation for Standardisation holds its 28th General Assembly celebrations in Cameroon

CAMEROON – The African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) is hosting its 28th General Assembly meeting in Cameroon through the country’s standard watchdog, the Agence Des Normes Et De La Qualité (ANOR). The event is being held under the theme: “the Standards We Want – African Union Agenda 2063 and African Continental Free Trade Area: “The Role of Standardisation and Conformity…

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