Superbrewed Food’s postbiotic cultured protein achieves self-affirmed GRAS

U.S – Superbrewed Food, a nutrition and health company, has announced that its proprietary postbiotic cultured protein has achieved self-affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status, making it the first in the line of  microbiome-derived protein. In accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements, an independent panel of experts reviewed Superbrewed Food’s safety dossier on its postbiotic…

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Marquis Macadamias introduces 5-log pasteurization to ensure product safety

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH AFRICA – Marquis Macadamias, the world’s largest macadamia growing and processing company, has implemented 5-log pasteurization capabilities in its Australian and South African facilities with the introduction of Napasol pasteurization systems. The systems have allowed it to safely process over 30,000 tonnes of kernels. It implemented the technology as it wanted to ensure product safety for consumers. The technology…

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Minerva Scientific establishes matrine, oxymatrine residue testing in Chinese honey

UK – Minerva, a specialist analytical laboratory, has come up with a Liquid Chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) procedure for trace-level detection of the pesticides oxymatrine and matrine in Chinese honey. Matrines and oxymatrines are herbal alkaloids, which can be found in plants from the family Sophora flavescens, a shrub-like tree growing extensively in some regions of China. They…

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Australia’s melon industry strives to achieve farm to fork traceability

AUSTRALIA – The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) has developed a traceability adoption framework for the melon industry to ensure the industry leads in traceability based on globally accepted Global Standards 1 (GS1). This was part of a project with peak industry body Melons Australia, on enhancing seamless data flow in the traceability of seedless watermelons.…

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Universitat Politècnica de València researchers develop new test for detecting gluten in food

SPAIN – A team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), belonging to the Molecular Recognition and Technological Development (IDM) Institute, has developed a new test for the food industry that uses a cell phone to detect gluten in food in a simple, fast and inexpensive manner. Close to one percent of the global population suffers from celiac disease, a…

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American fast-food restaurant Jack in the Box partners with Jolt to digitize its food safety

U.S – Jack in the Box Inc., an American fast-food restaurant chain, has selected Jolt, the leader in digital food safety and operations execution software, to be their exclusive vendor for digital food safety solutions at all 2,200+ Jack in the Box locations. From burgers to tacos to egg rolls, Jack in the Box features one of the largest and…

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SKF develops food grade Food Line ball bearings to improve hygiene during manufacturing

SWEDEN – SKF, a Swedish bearing and seal manufacturing company, has adopted an innovative approach to hygiene design, in an effort to assist the Food & Beverage industry in eliminating these threats. The company has developed the Food Line ball bearing range which includes the SKF Blue Line series, incorporating food grade and corrosion resistant components. These units are built…

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SGS leverages blockchain technology to tackle agricultural commodity related fraud

SWITZERLAND – SGS, world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has braced itself to fight fraud and falsification by rolling out its blockchain powered technology, Secured Document feature. The rollout aided by the company’s collaboration with Komgo, a Swiss-headquartered software development and technology services company, primarily focuses on agricultural commodity related reports and certificates. SGS Secured Document helps customers manage…

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Corteva launches new generation fungicide for potatoes

SOUTH AFRICA – World’s leading technology company Corteva Agriscience, has launched Zorvec  Encantia, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising local potato growth. The solution, based on Zorvec active, is the first member of a novel class of fungicides, which effectively utilizes a unique biochemical mode of action, and has no cross-resistance with existing…

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NCCO partners with web-to-print specialist Infigo to improve labeling services

EUROPE – National Checking Company (NCCO), a food safety and food service specialist has partnered with web-to-print specialist Infigo to improve the quality of food safety labels it offers to its clients. By partnering with Infigo, NCCO will be able to reduce production time on print jobs from weeks to minutes, enabling clients to easily create, modify and order food…

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