FDA links Salmonella outbreak in U.S. to frozen cooked shrimp

U.S. – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners, are probing a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Weltevreden infections linked to the consumption of frozen cooked shrimp manufactured by Avanti Frozen Foods of India. Avanti frozen foods is a subsidiary of the Thai Union and a manufacturer and exporter of shrimp…

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Citrus fiber to be incorporated as food additive as demand for clean label rises

WORLD – Extensive scientific research and studies have elevated the position of citrus fiber as a healthy food additive that can improve the product quality and texture.  Citrus fiber is a natural and clean label ingredient providing high water holding and natural emulsification properties that benefit a variety of foods and beverages. To appeal to the world’s rising health-conscious consumer…

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Mondelēz International employs blockchain technology to enhance food transparency

US – Europe’s leading food transparency blockchain, Connecting Food has assisted Mondelez International to launch their first food transparency project in the United States, with the iconic cracker brand Triscuit. Connecting Food offers digital transparency solutions which create value for agri-food players and restore consumer confidence in food. The platform is powered by blockchain, a technology which has enabled the…

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Researchers develop natural edible coating to prolong shelf life of seabass fillets

SINGAPORE – A research team led by Prof Yang Hongshun from the Department of Food Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, has developed a preservation method to maintain the freshness and food safety of seabass fillets, by coating it with fish gelatin and infusing grape seed extract which is a type of natural additive into it. Asian seabass is…

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Laboratory instrumentation supplier Endress+Hauser development team bags prestigious AMA Innovations Award

SWITZERLAND – A team of developers at Endress+Hauser has been awarded this year’s AMA Innovations Award for developing QWX43, an inline fermentation sensor designed for breweries. The AMA Innovation Award has been in existence since the year 2000, presented for outstanding research and development work in sensor and measuring technology. It is exceptional in that it goes to the developers…

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USDA announces grant program for small and midsized meat and poultry processors

US – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced $55.2 million grant opportunity available through the new Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program. This is aimed at building capacity and advancing the economic opportunity for small and midsized meat and poultry processors and producers across the country. The new program is funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act…

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FSSC promulgates appendix for ISO 23412, ISO 9001 is reviewed

WORLD – The Food Safety Systems Certification (FSSC) has created an addendum for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 23412 specifically for the growing market of home delivered temperature-controlled food products to ensure safe delivery. FSSC 22000 is an internationally accepted certification scheme based on a combination of ISO 22000 sector specific prerequisite programmes (PRPs) and FSSC additional requirements. The ISO…

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CMX joins hands with US Captain D’s seafood restaurant to enhance food quality, safety

US – CMX, a leading provider of Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) solutions for supply chain management and operational execution, has partnered with Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, to provide it with a more streamlined and efficient management of supplier relationships, and to ensure the ongoing quality and safety of food products being sourced. For over a…

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FAO, Spain vow to tighten ties in bid to heighten food security

ITALY – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Kingdom of Spain have released the first edition of their partnership report entitled, ” FAO + Spain: Working for global food security and nutrition to mark their long-standing co-operation” in a virtual event. FAO’s director general was joined by Spain’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food,…

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Kenya acclaims cultivation of genetically modified cassava following NBA safety assessment

 KENYA – Kenya has become the first country globally to give a green light to the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) cassava, capable of resisting the destructive cassava brown streak disease (CBSD). CBSD is a viral disease spread by whiteflies and infected cuttings, which leads to devastating losses of up to 98 percent for cassava farmers in Kenya. Cassava is…

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