Irish multinational Kerry patrons Africa Food Safety Summit 2022

AFRICA – The Africa Food Safety Summit is thrilled to register Irish multinational taste and nutrition company, Kerry, as one of its event Sponsors. Since 1972, Kerry has evolved from a small dairy company in the southwest of Ireland to a global multinational delivering authentic food and beverage taste ingredients designed to appeal to health-conscious consumers. Kerry works in partnership…

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African Development Bank to back this year’s Africa Food Safety Summit

AFRICA – As part of its mission to promote agro-industry development, the African Development Bank (AfDB), a multilateral development finance institution headquartered in Côte d’Ivoire, has backed the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit as the chief Sponsor of the event. The Africa Food Safety Summit is scheduled to take place from July 20-22 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in…

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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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FAO embarks on research to fight against Fall Armyworm in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has initiated a three-year Global Action for Fall Armyworm control in West Africa, to ensure a strong coordinated approach at national, regional and global levels. In West Africa, the resurgence of plant pests, such as the Fall Armyworm, severely limits producers’ efforts and threatens the production targets set by Governments to…

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Regional regulators call for improved food safety control systems in Africa

AFRICA – Experts have underscored the need to reinforce Africa’s food safety especially through food control systems, if any progress is to be seen in the continent. This was during a regional virtual event to mark World Food Safety Day, co-organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office…

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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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Save Foods eyes African fresh produce market with eco crop protection products

AFRICA – Save Foods, an agri-food tech company specializing in eco crop protection, has announced it is teaming up with Auryon Holdings, a strategic advisory and private equity firm in South Africa, to make Save Foods’ green treatment available in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cutting food waste and extending shelf life is a top priority in all countries, including those in the…

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AgBiome develops bio-based crop protection solutions with support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

AFRICA – AgBiome, producer of high-quality crop protection solutions from microbial organisms, has received additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to extend its operations in sub-Saharan Africa. The funding will enable AgBiome to proceed to phase 2 of its research aimed to develop novel, efficacious, safe and low-cost microbial pesticides for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan African countries.…

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Speakers at food protection conference deliberate on enhancing food safety in Africa

AFRICA – Speakers at the inaugural African Continental Association for Food Protection (ACAFP) conference have underscored the need to build capacity, engage policymakers, and use technology to improve food safety in Africa. ACAFP which is an affiliate of the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) was established in 2013 as the African Association for Food Protection (AAFP) and consists of…

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Food safety analytical scientists point to food safety gaps in Africa

AFRICA – Food safety analytical scientists from across Africa have pointed to significant gaps in physical and human capacity throughout the continent to ensure that the food its population eats is healthy and nutritious, in a new survey released at the AOAC International Sub-Saharan Africa Section’s annual meeting in Johannesburg. The Sub-Saharan Africa Section of the AOAC serves as an…

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