Danfoss partners with Lizard Monitoring to assist North American stores reduce food waste

DENMARK/U.S – To assist North American stores reduce food waste, Danish multinational company Danfoss has established a cooperation with U.S retail technology company Lizard Monitoring. The Alsense monitoring system from Danfoss is reported to be supplemented by The Lizard’s sensor networks to enable continuous temperature monitoring and deliver in-depth information on environmental compliance and refrigeration performance to store managers and…

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bioMérieux develops kit to simultaneously detect Listeria, Salmonella

U.S – bioMérieux, a global pioneer in in-vitro diagnostics, has developed a first-of-its-kind testing kit that simultaneously detects Listeria and Salmonella from environmental swabs, with PCR confirmation. The technology reduces laboratory waste, lowers costs, and streamlines the workflow to enable quick and accurate quality decisions. Separate enrichments are used in the market-available processes and tests for Salmonella and Listeria. With the help of GENE-UP ENVIROPRO, users…

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Artisanal Palm Oil Millers and Outgrowers Association launches app to curb palm oil adulteration

GHANA – The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in cooperation with the Artisanal Palm Oil Millers and Outgrowers Association, has launched the Artisanal Palm Oil app in Accra to ensure that only authentic and healthy palm oil are sold in the Ghanaian market. The event organized by the Artisanal Palm Oil Millers and Outgrowers Association was under the theme, ‘Introducing…

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Mitchell Cotts Group installs vacuum cooling service at cargo terminal in Nairobi

KENYA – In collaboration with Perishable Movements Kenya Limited (PMKL) and Fresh Handling Kenya Limited, a Kenyan logistics business by the name of Mitchell Cotts Group has launched the country’s first vacuum cooling service at a facility on the landside of an air cargo port in JKIA, Nairobi. The already installed machinery is anticipated to help Kenya’s exporters of fresh…

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Thailand’s CP Foods to integrate blockchain traceability technology in all product lines

THAILAND – Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) is planning to further leverage blockchain technology for all its products, following a successful integration with its fresh chicken and pork products. CP Foods announced its in-house CPF Digital Traceability system in 2015 and has also been actively integrating the use of blockchain technology for several product categories over…

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New probiotic invention reduces over-dependence on antibiotics in cattle

KENYA – The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), has created an enhanced probiotic which boosts livestock production by up to 30%, improves animal health, decreases reliance on antibiotics, and reduces methane gas emission in dairy cattle. According to Willis Adero, the project’s principal investigator preliminary KALRO trials in Naivasha revealed a 20-33 percent milk increase in cattle where…

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Study shows potential of AI-powered rapid foodborne pathogen detection method

U.S – Researchers from the University of California Davis have conducted a study that suggests artificial intelligence (AI) combined with optical vision may be a potential method for identifying infections in food. The “You Only Look Once version 4″ (YOLOv4)” algorithm was evaluated in the study to see how well it could identify and categorize Escherichia coli (E.coli). The software-enabled…

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Kenya leads Africa in automating phytosanitary certification

KENYA – Thanks to a platform created in conjunction with the Netherlands Food and Consumer Safety Authority (NVWA) that has automated phytosanitary certification, the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) anticipates an increase in the volume of horticultural exports from Kenya. Prof. Theophilus Mutui, the Managing Director of KEPHIS, claimed that the ePhyto platform will assist in reducing instances of…

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Researchers working to improve Cyclospora detection, control techniques

U.S – The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) is now funding two research projects aimed at advancing Cyclospora cayetanensis detection and management techniques. C. cayetanensis is a sophisticated protozoan parasite that is very difficult to culture in a lab setting and requires intricate microscopy to find in samples. The goal of the first research, which is being overseen by Lia…

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USAID launches projects to develop Striga-resistant sorghum varieties in Kenya, Ethiopia

KENYA/ETHIOPIA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new public-private partnership project “Feed the Future Striga Smart Sorghum for Africa (SSSfA)” in Kenya and Ethiopia that utilizes CRISPR genome editing to develop new sorghum varieties resistant to Striga. Striga is a parasitic weed responsible for up to 100 percent yield loss in Africa’s staple cereals, thus…

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