Reagan-Udall Foundation names members of FDA review panel

U.S – The Reagan-Udall Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization created by Congress, has named a panel of five independent experts who will assess the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) human foods program. Also known as the FDA Foundation, the organization through stakeholder involvement and public-private collaborations that foster innovation, encourages the use of real-world evidence, and identifies contemporary tools and…

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SADCAS inaugural CEO Maureen Mutasa retires

AFRICA – Mrs. Maureen Mutasa has recently stepped down from her position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS), culminating her 14 years of service. Present in 14 countries throughout Southern Africa, SADCAS guarantees the technical proficiency of service providers supplying calibration, testing, medical laboratory, and inspection and certification services. Through this function,…

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EFSA appoints new Chief Scientist

EUROPE – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has appointed Carlos Gonçalo das Neves as its new Chief Scientist. Das Neves, a Portuguese and Norwegian national, holds a PhD in Veterinary Science, his areas of research and teaching being animal health, biodiversity, emerging threats, and One Health. “I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to join EFSA and its amazing…

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Christopher Downs takes charge as Institute of Food Technology’s President

U.S – The Institute of Food Technology (IFT) has named Christopher “Chris” Downs, Ph.D., as the new President of the Institute. IFT is a nonprofit scientific institute committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system. Downs is the organization’s 83rd president and takes over from 2021-2022 President Vickie Kloeris, MS, CFS. Based in…

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Amanda Bosse takes helm as CEO  of Certified Group

U.S – Amanda Bosse has joined testing and regulatory consulting services provider Certified Group as its new CEO, succeeding John Bellinger, who will remain with the company as its Chairman. Bosse brings over 20 years of global experience in pharmaceutical and science led service businesses. She has experience in growing complex service businesses in regulated environments, building and enabling high-performing…

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UNBS inaugurates new National Standards Council

UGANDA – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has launched a new Board, the 9th National Standards Council (NSC), to stump out the prevalence of counterfeit products in the country. The UNBS annual report 2020/2021 states that products worth more than Shs2.5b (USD 643,870.75) were destroyed due to non-conformance to standards. Addressing the audience at the swearing-in ceremony of…

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International Association for Food Protection announces new President

U.S – The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has once again handed its Presidential gavel to a new face as it culminated this year’s conference at the annual awards banquet. The outgoing President Dr. Ruth Petran handed over the gavel to the incoming President, Michelle Danyluk of the University of Florida. Dr. Danyluk is an Associate Professor and Extension…

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Esther Ngari appointed KEBS Acting Managing Director

KENYA – Esther Ngari has been appointed to steer the country’s standards watchdog, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) as its Managing Director, following a heated court  battle that saw the previous head ousted. Ms. Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Development appointed Ms. Ngari, who has been the institution’s Director of Standards and Trade, to  assume…

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Amber Wave announces Alison Rasmussen as new Director of Food safety and Regulatory

U.S – Amber Wave, a supplier of wheat protein set to come online in the summer of 2023, has announced Alison Rasmussen as its new Director of Food safety and Regulatory. Ms. Rasmussen has spent the past 14 years with Conagra Brands, Inc., most recently as food safety and quality audit manager. Earlier, she was Quality Manager (audit), Senior Quality…

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Dr Blaise Ouattara of FAO to speak at Africa Food Safety Summit

AFRICA – Dr Blaise Ouattara, the Regional Food safety and Quality Officer for Africa at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will be speaking at the Africa Food Safety Summit. Blaise started his career in 1989 as a Lecturer at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and subsequently served as Invited Associate Professor at the University…

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