SimpliFine’s President Steven Carlyon to speak at Africa Food Safety Summit 2022 edition

AFRICA – Steven Carlyon, the President of one of Kenya’s leading producers of bread, meat and vegetable products, SimpliFine Foods, will be attending and speaking at the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit taking place from 20-22 July in Nairobi, Kenya. Steven, whose career spans over three decades has served leading producers of chilled, fresh, baked and ambient foods, both own-label…

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Sakata Seed America appoints new Research and Development Director

U.S –  William (Bill) McCarthy has joined Sakata Seed America, Inc. as its new Director of Research and Development (R&D). Bill takes over the role from Jeff Zischke, who is retiring after 32 years with Sakata in roles as Tomato Breeder, Global Product Manager and Senior Director of R&D. He will assume responsibility for all of Sakata Seed America’s vegetables…

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KEBS Managing Director Bernard Njiraini resumes office pending appeal decision

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has revealed that its Managing Director, Mr. Bernard Njiraini, has resumed office pending a final court decision. “Thank you for this information however the MD Lt Col (Rtd.) Bernard N. Njiraini is back in the office,” read the tweet. The High Court suspended a decision that quashed the appointment of Mr. Njiraini…

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Cold Chain Federation elects Paul Bennell as new Vice President

UK – The Cold Chain Federation (CCF), the voice of the temperature-controlled supply chain in the UK, has elected Paul Bennell, Managing Director of Samworth Brothers Supply Chain (SBSC)as its new Vice President. Vice President Paul will work closely with CCF’s President Tim Moran, Lineage Logistics SVP Operations Europe, who continues his term leading the organization. Paul became Managing Director…

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QualiTru Sampling Systems appoints new Vice Presidents to bolster food quality impact

U.S – QualiTru Sampling Systems, leaders in the science of aseptic and representative sampling equipment for the food industry, has promoted Anne Bigalke to Vice President of strategic development and Barbara Grayes as Vice President of sales, as the company continues strengthening its impact in food quality and safety. According to Ian Davis, the company’s CEO, Anne has played a…

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Food Standards Scotland appoints Heather Kelman as new Chair

SCOTLAND – Heather Kelman has succeeded Ross Finnie as the new Chair of the Food Standards Scotland (FSS), bringing along her over 40 years of experience in the public sector, including 10 years as a dietitian, and most recently as a strategic planner and senior manager within the NHS. NHS Scotland, is the publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland, and…

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Marsha Bro named President of Kemin Food Technologies in Europe, Middle East, Africa regions

ITALY – Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has named Marsha Bro as the President of Kemin Food Technologies in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions (EMEA). Bro takes over from Valter Dompè, who has shifted to serve as President of Kemin Textile Auxiliaries – Garmon Chemicals, located in San Marino, Italy. She has held various executive positions within Kemin…

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Fresh Express brings two key managers aboard its food safety team

U.S – Fresh Express Inc., the brand leader in value added salads has announced the addition of two key managers to its corporate food safety and quality team. According to John Gurrisi, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality, the new additions accentuate the company’s continuing commitment to food-safety excellence and to ensuring the highest levels of product integrity. Zhe…

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Paloma Orejas appointed new Quantitative Research Director of Sagaci Research

AFRICA – Sagaci Research, the leading Africa-focused data and analytics firm, has appointed industry expert Paloma Orejas as new Quantitative Research Director to lead its Quantitative Consumer Research department and reinforce its service offering in technical consumer insights and Product testing in Africa. Paloma brings 13 years of experience in consumer research with a unique focus on sensory assessment services,…

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FSSC welcomes new Board of Stakeholders Chair

GLOBAL – The Food Safety System Certification Foundation (FSSC) has welcomed Bert Debets as the new Independent Chair of its Board of Stakeholders. Bert served on the Board of Stakeholders from 2018 until 2021, representing Unilever. During that time, he got to know the Foundation well and contributed significantly to achieving its objectives, says FSSC. Hence the Foundation reached out…

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