Salvus LLC opens new facility in Georgia

U.S – Salvus LLC has opened a new facility in Valdosta, Georgia, to offer increased capacity for engineering, research, testing, and production of interferometric-based biosensors to find contaminants in chicken. Derived from the Latin word for safe, Salvus detection technology utilizes a lightweight, handheld, and easy-to-use device that offers many benefits. It can be used across multiple industries to detect…

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Detection of deamidated gluten simplified with ELISA Systems’ Next generation gluten test kit

AUSTRALIA – ELISA Systems, a world leader in the development of allergen test kits, is setting itself apart from competitors in the market with its new Generation 3 Gluten test kit, ESGLT3-48 capable of detecting deamidated gluten, a capability not yet found in other testing kits. As the prevalence of celiac disease rises, so does the significance of enhanced gluten…

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Etihad Cargo to launch cutting-edge cold chain facility

UAE – Etihad Cargo is almost ready to launch a new cold chain facility in Abu Dhabi after having to delay the project due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a corporate commitment to offer its clients the best logistical solutions, Etihad Cargo keeps making significant investments in its infrastructure and product lines. The newest cutting-edge cool chain facility…

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Naturpod debuts potassium permanganate laced sachets to keep fresh produce fresh

SPAIN – Spanish company Naturpod has come up with an innovative solution that keeps fruits and vegetables fresher for longer thus preventing food waste. Naturpod is a sachet containing potassium permanganate meant to absorb ethylene, a natural gas produced by fruit and vegetables that accelerates the ripening process. Fruit and vegetables stay fresh and in prime shape for a longer…

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Washington State Department of Agriculture launches online tool to sensitize farmers on produce safety

U.S – To assist teachers and farm managers in reinforcing basic cleaning and sanitizing principles, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), the University of Georgia, and New Mexico State University have created an online animation application with three learning modules. Cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, such as tools and equipment, reduce cross-contamination and the possibility of spreading foodborne illnesses by…

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Seed Co introduces hybrid crop seeds in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Seed Co, a developer of certified hybrid crop seeds, has concluded plans to introduce into the market hybrid seeds for wheat, millet, fruits, and vegetables which are climate-smart and disease-tolerant, in Kaduna. Kolade Dada, the company’s Managing Director, revealed this at the company’s recently held 2022–2023 grand finale, which featured a display of its products. Agric regulatory organizations,…

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SIG awarded for innovative packaging technology at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022

UAE – SIG, a leading packaging solutions provider, has received the Breakthrough Food Technology Award at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 for its “Heat&Go” packaging, a tribute to the company’s commitment to Research & Development and unwavering determination to open up new opportunities for customers and retailers.  SIG’s key offerings provide convenient packaging solutions that protect the flavour, aroma, colour, nutrients, and…

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FDA partners with Palantir Technologies to modernize food supply chain, resilience

U.S – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with Palantir Technologies Inc., an American software company that specializes in big data analytics, to help modernize the agency’s approach to the food supply chain and resilience through the 21 Forward Initiative.  Palantir will serve as the main operating platform for proactive food supply chain disruption monitoring and crisis response…

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Researchers develop novel packaging for extending pasta shelf life

ITALY – Researchers in Italy have developed a brand-new method for prolonging the shelf life of fresh pasta by 30 days using a novel packaging process that also involves applying bioprotective probiotic cultures to the dough. The Frontiers in Microbiology journal featured their new fresh pasta preservation recipe. Pasta is serious business in Italy, with reportedly more than 300 specific…

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Solynta, RegenZ tie up to provide hybrid true potatoes to South African farmers

SOUTH AFRICA – European hybrid potato seed innovator Solynta and South African seed potato manufacturer RegenZ have tied up to provide hybrid true potatoes to the South African farming community. The companies will collaborate in further trials and join forces to facilitate the introduction of Solynta’s ‘climate smart’ and disease-free genetics to the South African farmer.  With limited water resources,…

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