IFC partners with Angola Agriculture Association to provide food safety training to Angolan agribusiness firms

ANGOLA – The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has established a partnership with the Angola Agriculture Association (AAPA) to broaden food safety, certification, and productivity training in the nation, in order to assist the growth and sustainability of the agribusiness sector in Angola and aid it in accessing new markets. The cooperation is a component…

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Two Six Zero Brands Africa receives ISO 22000 certification

ZAMBIA – Two Six Zero Brands Africa, a consumer goods manufacturer based in Zambia, has recently been certified against  ISO 22000, demonstrating that they have complied with all relevant international food safety requirements. “We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products possible, and this certification is a testament to that commitment. We will continue to strive…

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CCAFRICA reappoints Uganda as coordinator for Codex activities in Africa for 2022-2024

UGANDA – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) has reappointed Uganda, through the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), as its Coordinator for the year 2022 to 2024. This comes after the (2020–2022) term, which was successfully completed and included hosting the 24th CCAFRICA meeting in Kampala in September…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards to draft import regulations aimed at boosting quality of goods

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has announced that it is finalizing regulations that will assist food product importers in understanding what is necessary before introducing goods into the local market. “Sometimes you find that products contain a label that specifies that they are not for Tanzania’s market. You are therefore compelled to ask the importer to communicate…

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Sandra Craig bags Rudy award in recognition of her contributions to restaurant sector

U.S. – Sandra Craig, an employee of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), has received the Rudy Award, which is given to someone whose work has a beneficial effect on the restaurant sector in and around Columbia. Craig is the Director of DHEC’s Bureau of Environmental Health Services’ Division of Food and Lead Risk Assessment. DHEC…

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Researchers create autonomous edible defrosting sensor

ITALY –Consumers could soon tell whether a frozen foodstuff has been thawed and then refrozen thanks to a technology created by scientists at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy. Ivan Ilic, Mario Caironi, and their colleagues published the discovery in ACS Sensors under the title “Self-Powered Edible Defrosting Sensor”. Food, especially meat, can be frozen to extend its shelf…

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Coles leverages Internet of Things to digitize supply chain

AUSTRALIA – Coles, the leading supermarket chain in Australia, has used Internet of Things (IoT) technology to digitize its supply chain, leveraging a Loscam and Thinxtra solution to track and quantify shock for 4,500 smart food bins that transport poultry between farms and its distribution center. “Coles, as an iconic Australian brand, has been able to deploy Internet of Things…

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Sindh Food Authority to launch mobile food testing lab

INDIA – The Sindh Food Authority (SFA) is planning to launch a mobile food testing laboratory to ensure the quality of food items and implementation of hygiene and safety standards in the Indian state. Imran Bhatti, Director General of SFA, stated this in a meeting with representatives of the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI). Additionally present were Vice…

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Stakeholders call for swifter action to combat antimicrobial resistance

OMAN – The Third Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, hosted in Muscat, Oman, has spelt out targets to address the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge, that risks becoming a global health and developmental threat. The conference concludes World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, an annual week-long global effort that brings together leaders from all industries to emphasize the steps needed…

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IAEA partners with FAO to boost food safety testing capabilities of laboratories

ASIA – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have finalized a regional project in Asia and the Pacific with laboratories in 14 countries aimed at helping them boost their food safety testing capabilities.  This was done to help countries improve food safety and adhere to the strict requirements of import and export controls.…

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