FSAI announces appointment of new Scientific Committee

IRELAND – The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced the appointments to its new Scientific Committee which will offer expert scientific advice on all aspects of food safety and nutrition. The Scientific Committee comprises of 15 members from a variety of backgrounds, appointed by the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D. Where deemed appropriate, sub-committees are formed to examine specific areas of interest. The Committee which is under the FSAI Act, 1998, focuses on a range of topics that can benefit public health and food safety policies. Its…

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Indian company Licious appoints industry veteran Himanshu Verma as CPTO

INDIA – Licious, an Indian company that operates an e-commerce platform for the D2C fresh meat and seafood brand, has announced the appointment of Himanshu Verma, an industry veteran with over two decades of experience, as Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO). Since its inception in 2015, Licious has been building technology to resolve customer pain points related to quality, hygiene, freshness, and convenience. Himanshu’s last assignment was with Amazon, where he served as Director of Product & Engineering. Prior to that, Himanshu has served as CTO at Yatra.com, one…

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FDA’s Kevin Smith to receive 2021 Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award

U.S – Kevin Smith, senior advisor for food safety at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is the 2021 recipient of the Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award. Smith will receive the award on July 15 at the virtual 2021 NEHA Annual Education Conference, as announced by National Science Foundation (NSF) International, an independent agency of the U.S government that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering ,and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) announced…

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Professor Susan Jebb appointed as chairperson of UK food safety regulatory body FSA

UK-The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Professor Susan Jebb, the Oxford BRC’s Theme Lead for Obesity, Diet and Lifestyle in 2007 as their new chairperson. FSA is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting public health in relation to food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The appointment was rubber-stamped on 11 June following a hearing at the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee and is valid as from 1 July 2021. She takes over as the permanent…

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