Best Sanitizers Inc’s Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer gets OMRI listed

U.S – Best Sanitizers, Inc., a premier manufacturer of innovative alcohol-based hand and surface sanitizers, has announced that Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer is now OMRI listed. Founded in 1997, the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) provides organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of the products intended for use in a certified organic facility. OMRI Listed Products are allowed for use in certified organic facilities under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program. Organic food processors and food handlers in need of a surface…

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Gursoy leverages TOMRA’s latest sorting machine to increase hazelnut quality

TURKEY – Gürsoy, one of Turkey’s top 10 hazelnut exporters, has invested in the new TOMRA 5C optical sorter machine for processing hazelnuts, giving it a competitive advantage  targeting high quality export markets as it is the first company in the country to employ this technology. Gürsoy produces natural hazelnuts and various processed hazelnuts for industrial use, cream types with cocoa or milk, hazelnut spread, dragée, various packaged hazelnuts, sauces, and chocolate for the domestic and export retail industry. Gürsoy has been using TOMRA machines in its facilities since the…

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Triumph for cassava farmers as Bayer launches herbicide to increase yields

NIGERIA – Bayer Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, , one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, has developed and launched a new crop protection product known as Lagon to help farmers tackle the problem of weeds in cassava and raise yield. Tested on more than 200 trials and demos across Nigeria and Tanzania, Lagon was rated among the top best pre-emergent herbicides for control of both grasses and broad-leaf weeds in cassava. “The launch of Lagon aims to provide a big relief to farmers. These are…

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FDA declares champions of Tech-enabled Traceability Challenge

U.S – The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has eventually announced the winners of the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety Low- or No-Cost Tech-enabled Traceability Challenge” which was launched this year in June. The challenge is part of a goal set forth in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint to encourage the development of creative financial models for low- to no-cost traceability solutions that would enable food producers of all sizes to participate in a scalable, cost-effective way. Tech-enabled traceability is one of the foundational…

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JK Tech launches Smart Dairy Solution in U.S

U.S – JK Tech, a next-generation digital and IT services provider, has launched its Smart Dairy Solution, an end-to-end enterprise solution for the milk processing industry on a single platform, in the United States. JK Tech offers templatized and pre-configured solutions to enterprise customers to help them embark on their digital transformation journey. The company has joined hands with Dairy Foods magazine for innovative strategies and consultation in an upcoming webinar on October 6, 2021. In the webinar, JK Tech and Dairy Foods will showcase JK Tech’s Smart Dairy Solution,…

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PerkinElmer debuts IndiScope for faster, precise milk analysis

U.S – PerkinElmer, Inc., an American global corporation focused in the business areas of diagnostics, life science research, food, environmental and industrial testing, has launched the IndiScope raw milk analysis solution designed to help milk collection points perform fast and accurate testing to determine fair market value and help ensure a safe raw milk supply chain for consumers. Based on PerkinElmer’s Spectrum TwoFT-IR, the IndiScope solution is designed for low maintenance and ease of use including the pre-calibrated instrument with pre-defined methods, built-in software for easy integration with other systems…

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ETQ upgrades its Cloud-Based QMS extending usability

U.S – ETQ, a Quality Management System (QMS) provider, has announced that it has introduced additional features and capabilities to its recently launched cloud-native QMS, Reliance NXG. Already in use by enterprise and mid-market customers across a wide variety of industry verticals, ETQ has outlined a Reliance NXG roadmap of new features and functionality that will be rolled out through the remainder of 2021 and 2022 as part of its continuous release cycle. The company’s most recent update further extends Reliance NXG’s usability and flexibility. Users gain additional productivity features…

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South African scientists call for increased GMO adoption in continent

SOUTH AFRICA – South African scientists are urging governments across the continent to take concrete actions to enhance the acceptability and adoption of genetically modified organisms (GMO) — a move they say could unlock the region’s vast food potential. The scientists issued their call based on research they conducted in Africa and published in the journal Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. They determined that Africa stands to benefit a great deal from biotechnological innovations, such as growing GMO crops. These include increased yields, better resistance to pests and diseases, enhanced…

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Milestone in frozen food industry as researchers develop new freezing method

U.S – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of California-Berkeley scientists have worked together to develop a new food freezing method that could result in safer and better-quality frozen foods while saving energy and reducing carbon emissions. The Agricultural Research Service is the USDA’s chief scientific in-house research agency. Daily, ARS focuses on solutions to agricultural problems affecting America. The new freezing method, called isochoric freezing, works by storing foods in a sealed, rigid container, typically made of hard plastic or metal, completely filled with…

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Bia Analytical expands range of authenticity tests to encompass white pepper

UK – Bia Analytical, a leading UK food authentication testing lab, will now test for adulteration within white pepper alongside the other nine herbs it currently analyses, after several prominent cases of food fraud including sage and oregano. White Pepper, in like manner to Black Pepper, is made from the berries of the pepper plant, originating in India and cultivated in many other tropical regions. Although derived from the same plant, White Pepper comes from berries that are picked at full ripeness then soaked in water leading to fermentation. The…

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