Illumina partners with Sanigen to help NGS platform technology penetrate South Korean market

U.S – Sanigen, a South Korean-based molecular diagnostics and bioinformatics company, has announced that it will become a channel partner (distributor) in the region for Illumina, the world’s leading genome sequencing company. The partners will work together to deliver Illumina’s Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform technology to the food safety and microbiology sector in South Korea. NGS is a massively parallel sequencing technology that offers ultra-high throughput, scalability, and speed.  “NGS offers an unprecedented opportunity to the food market to improve safety, We are delighted to partner with Sanigen whose…

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Montague leverages TOMRA Food’s grading technology for new packhouse

AUSTRALIA – Montague, a family-owned fresh fruit supplier, after an exhaustive selection process for a partner for its new world-class processing facility, has settled on TOMRA Food, a manufacturer of sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions for the food industry, for its state- of- the- art food grading technology. The 18000 square meter facility with a capacity in excess of 40 million kg is one of the largest in the world. It features a 6-lane Multi-Lane Sorting (MLS) System with a capacity of 3,000 bins. All movements from pre-size…

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Kenya’s top maize flour brand Soko on spot over misleading labelling

KENYA – Capwell industries has been fined ksh600,000 ($5565.86) for misrepresenting the quality and ingredients of the brand to consumers by the competition Authority of Kenya (CAK). This was after an investigation was carried out in their major retail stores on fortification and labelling claims millers made in the financial year ended June 2020. CAK is a Kenyan authority which is increasingly vigilant in its enforcement of the Kenyan competition laws and control of restrictive trade practices with a view to ensure consumer protection in the most effective manner. The…

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