AgriResources Congo sets up cold storage facility to extend products’ shelf life

CONGO – Agri Resources Congo, an expert in the industrial cultivation of cereals and other crops with high economic value, in an effort to make goods safe and of quality for consumers, have put up a cold storage facility for green onions and fresh vegetables. The installation of the new cooling system has begun within the company’s concession in Moulende. The first of its kind in this region, the new facility will have the capacity to store up to 500 tonnes of green onion and other fresh vegetables. The site…

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Safefood launches eLearning tool to provide basic food safety training to new staff

IRELAND – Safefood, a food safety management software company, has launched a new free eLearning tool for small and medium-sized (SMEs) food businesses across Northern Ireland to provide basic food safety training to new staff as they manage a post-pandemic increase in demand. ‘Safefood for business’ is a free online training programme in basic food safety for SME food businesses across food service, catering, retail and manufacturing sectors in Northern Ireland. The interactive training programme covers key areas of food safety training in short, practical and engaging modules using real-life…

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Golden Macadamia invests in TOMRA’s 5C upgraded nut sorter to enhance product quality

SOUTH AFRICA – Golden Macadamias, largest processor of Macadamia nuts in the world has joined hands with TOMRA to help it attain the highest product quality and large production volumes by leveraging TOMRA’s 5C sorting machine with Biometric Signature Identification technology (BSI+).  Golden Macadamias controls every aspect of production and insists on world-class standards from all of its shareholder farmers. Due to the results shown by the Nimbus BSI+, which detects both color and chemical composition in the same pass, the business decided to continue developing its partnership with TOMRA…

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Campden BRI reveals pulsed electric field technology improves food quality, explores new applications

UK – A research by Campden BRI, a food and drink industry research association,  has revealed that Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology could help improve food safety and quality while avoiding detrimental changes in the sensory and physical properties of products. The technology has already shown commercial benefits for a range of product types leading to increased throughput, reduced energy use and increased product yield. The institute has now begun research to identify and assess untapped practical applications of the emerging PEF technology. The non-thermal PEF technology effectively uses short…

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Brazil okays importation of genetically modified HB4 wheat flour

BRAZIL – Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has given the green light for the importation of genetically modified drought resistant HB4 wheat flour for animal and human consumption. Following a rigorous review process that included the use of OMICS datasets to support the scientific safety evaluation of HB4 wheat, the Brazilian National Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) unanimously endorsed biosafety conditions for flour obtained from HB4 wheat. The drought resistant flour was engineered by Bioceres Crop Solutions, a provider of crop productivity solutions. “Meaningful resources and efforts have backed this…

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FlexXray unveils new hi-tech inspection facility in South Carolina U.S

U.S — FlexXray, a leading provider of x-ray inspection services focused on food safety, has announced the opening of a new hi-tech United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered inspection facility specializing in foreign material Quality Assurance (QA) Hold resolution services in South Carolina, U.S. The demand for FlexXray’s industry-leading services in the Southeast region has rapidly increased among the vital food and beverage production facilities in this area of the country. The new 42,000-square-foot facility will provide the fastest, safest and most accurate foreign…

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Gadot Biochemical set to fortify plant-based milk with minerals

ISRAEL – Gadot Biochemical Industries, one of the leading companies in the field of food ingredients and fine chemicals, is incorporating its health-promoting minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium to plant-based milk in its new fortification program. Different minerals are available and suitable for fortification using ultra high-temperature processing for pasteurized beverages without compromising their organoleptic profile and stability throughout their shelf life period. Gadot will offer its customers’ product development assistance, including the desirable bioavailability, solubility, taste and mouthfeel, color and mineral content for defined health benefits. These benefits…

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BSR Korea selects exceptional manufacturers to develop fortified relief food

SOUTH KOREA – BSR Korea, a leading global public procurement consulting company, has announced that they have selected exceptional food manufacturers, to develop fortified relief foods as a part of B2G procurement project targeting World Food Programme (WFP) and/or International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The manufacturers selected by the MAFRA, such as Soul Nature Food, have obtained all international food safety certifications that adhere to the strictest standards such as FSSC22000, HACCP, and GMP. In addition to meeting the international organization procurement standards, these companies…

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Bell Labs launches four new iQ products for rodent control

U.S – Bell Labs, an exclusive manufacturer of rodent control products, has announced the launch of four new iQ products at PestWorld 2021 in Las Vegas. iQ products capture and provide Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) with important previously unknown rodent data, giving service specialists the time, they need to conduct superior rodent control service, instead of checking empty traps. They integrate proprietary Bell Sensing Technology (BST) sensors that turn some of Bell’s most popular products into powerful 24/7 rodent data gathering machines. Highly customized Bluetooth sensors allow data to be…

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UFlex debuts new range of products, breaks ground in Nigeria

INDIA – UFlex, India’s largest multinational and global leader in polymer sciences, has added a fleet of new value-added and solutions products to its portfolio that not just help its customers’ products stand out on the retail shelves but also help brands extend an overall elevated packaging and consumption experience. To arrest the challenges of counterfeiting amongst brands in various sectors, the engineering business of UFlex has developed a new series of pouch-making machines that integrate holographic strips within the pre-printed film with 100% ‘i mark to i mark’ registration…

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