bioMérieux, Jackson Family Wines unveil revolutionary innovation for wine quality

FRANCE – French multinational biotechnology company bioMérieux, and Jackson Family Wines, a family-owned wine company based in California, have come up with BOTTLESAFETM, the latest innovation for the wine industry that provides a faster and more convenient onsite solution to verify final filtration with results in less than four hours.  Since acquiring Invisible Sentinel, a company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,…

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HUL Pureit launches new range of RO + UV + Minerals-based water purifiers

INDIA – HUL Pureit, a water purifying company in India, has launched its new range of RO + UV + Minerals-based water purifiers with FiltraPower technology, which removes toxic substances like industrial chemicals, pesticides, and pathogens, and provide safe drinking water. The new range, Pureit Vital Series, which the company claims meet safety standards and is tested by international laboratories,…

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TraceX partners with Ghanaian Agritech consulting firm Univision to offer traceability in the agri supply chain

GHANA – In order to provide end-to-end traceability in the agriculture supply chain, TraceX Technologies, a blockchain-powered traceability technology that improves food and supply chain transparency, has forayed into Africa through a partnership with Ghana-based Univision. TraceX and Univision’s collaboration will enable the unification of the whole agricultural sector into a single platform. All participants in the agri supply chain,…

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Resorcix, Gat Foods launch cutting edge botanical solution to eliminate bacterial spores in beverages

ISRAEL – Biotech start-up, Resorcix and leading Israeli fruit-based beverage solutions manufacturer Gat Foods, have developed a botanical formula to eliminate Thermophilic Acidophilic Bacteria (TAB) that reduce product shelf-life and affect the flavor of ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, including sports and energy drinks. FLAVORWATCH, the new botanical formula that eliminates TAB in clear, fruit-based soft drinks, has demonstrated its effectiveness in…

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Hygiena launches SureTrend Cloud-based food safety software

U.S – With the release of its new SureTrend Cloud tier-based Software as a Solution (SaaS) for food safety, Hygiena has given Food Safety and Quality Managers the tools they need to make critical business decisions that minimize risk and optimize profit. SureTrend provides a rich collection of interactive dashboards for visualizing and reporting on environmental monitoring, food safety, and…

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Ethiopian innovation triumphs in EatSafe’s food safety contest

ETHIOPIA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed The Future Initiative, EatSafe: Evidence and Action Towards Safe, Nutritious Food, has crowned an idea to improve traditional processing of a staple Ethiopian product as the winner of a food safety challenge. In April, the program launched a call to apply for an innovation challenge to enable lasting improvements in…

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Burton and Bamber partners with CIP to launch East Africa’s first aseptic orange-fleshed sweet potato puree processing unit

KENYA – Burton and Bamber, a Kenyan food processing company specializing in the value addition of fruits and other crops, has cut the ribbon to its newly installed aseptic puree processing unit in Yatta, Machakos. The facility, established in collaboration with the International Potato Center (CIP) alongside its partners, will undertake the production of shelf-stable Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) puree.…

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Kenyan farmers encouraged to cultivate highly productive biofortified beans

KENYA – The cultivation of in-demand, quickly maturing, disease-resistant, and highly productive zinc and iron-rich bean cultivars is being encouraged among Kenyan farmers. These beans, which were made widely available last year, are popular with both farmers and consumers. Unlike the customary 80-120 days, they mature in just 60 days, yield over three tons per acre compared to earlier varieties’,…

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Polytanks introduces storage containers to double grain shelf life

KENYA – Polytanks & Containers Ltd, an Athi River based company has introduced plastic grain silos that double the shelf life of grain preventing smallholder farmer post-harvest losses. The airtight Polytanks Grain Silo, can be used to store 340-350 kilograms (4-5 bags) of grains, cereals, and pulses without risk of contamination from outside dirt, insects and moisture. “Unlike hermetic bags,…

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Allmech’s new PLC system shows promise in water purification

SOUTH AFRICA – Allmech, leading South African manufacturer of boilers and supplier of water treatment components, has been testing a new PLC system with in-house developed software to run its ion exchange demineralisation (demin) plant, with encouraging results. Demineralisation removes dissolved solids (total dissolved solids or TDS) and mineral ions from feed water and process streams. Demin plants typically use…

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