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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FSSC Foundation partners with UNIDO to bolster food safety in middle-income countries

GLOBAL – The Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) Foundation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a trust fund agreement to promote food safety from farm to fork in low- and middle-income countries. The project, which runs for an initial period of three years, aims to develop robust food safety systems in selected low- and middle-income countries.…

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KEPHIS receives equipment to automate seed inspection

KENYA – The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) has received equipment worth Ksh1.3 million for seed inspection, that will enable real time inspection of various crops such as maize, beans, wheat, sorghum, cowpeas, green grams, potato, rice etc. Gatsby Africa donated the 30 tablets to facilitate the implementation of the automated seed certification and plant variety protection system, aimed…

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Universal Pure Holdings acquires HPP provider Hydrofresh Ltd expanding its geographic reach

U.S – Universal Pure Holdings, LLC, the largest independent provider of high-pressure processing (HPP) and cold chain solutions for food & beverage customers in North America, has acquired Hydrofresh Ltd, an outsourced HPP and cold storage provider. With a leading market presence in the Midwest, Hydrofresh was founded by Keller Logistics Group, a logistics company providing warehousing and freight brokerage…

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Eurofins Scientific to acquire Ajal for Laboratories to support customers in Middle East

SAUDI ARABIA – Eurofins Scientific, a French group of laboratories,  has entered into a partnership with the shareholders of Saudi Ajal to successfully complete the acquisition of a majority stake in Ajal for Laboratories, a food testing laboratory based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Having worked together closely in the past, Eurofins and Ajal for Laboratories’ partnership will…

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Rwanda invests US$ 1,372,575 for modernization of pig abattoirs

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda has injected Rwf1.4 billion (US$ 1,372,575.40) into the construction of at least 10 pig slaughter houses across the country to ensure safety of pork consumers. Solange Uwituze, the Deputy Director General in charge of Animal Resources Research and Technology Transfer at Rwanda Agricultural and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), said that the slaughter houses…

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USDA funds Kansas State University researchers to control Salmonella in turkey

U.S – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has funded researchers at Kansas State University to enable them explore ways to predict Salmonella contamination in turkey flocks at pre-harvest. In 2021, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) expressed that finding a better approach to reduce Salmonella contamination in chickens and…

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Seed-X, Advanta Seeds join forces to set new standard in seed lot quality

ISRAEL – Seed-X, an innovative AI-driven Agtech company, and Advanta Seeds, a UPL group company, are joining forces to apply new technology in seed processing. The collaboration between the global seed company and the Israeli Agtech startup aims to set a new standard in seed lot quality by disrupting the conventional seed processing. “Exploring cutting edge technologies and innovation are…

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GrubMarket  acquires global fresh produce company Vega Produce

U.S – GrubMarket, a food tech/eCommerce company, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Miami, Florida-based Vega Produce, a highly respected, global fresh produce company that provides the highest quality Asian fruits and vegetables, sourced from nearly 40 countries worldwide. Founded in 2014, the company currently operates in Florida and Colombia (South America) and sells to hundreds of…

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