Save Foods penetrates Turkish Market as it eyes European market

TURKEY – Save Foods, an agri-food tech company, has announced it has engaged a local commercial post-harvest expert in Turkey, who is well connected in the local produce market, to introduce the Company to local post-harvest operators with ties to the EU produce market. The company is focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the shelf life and ensure the food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. According to the Union of Exporters of the Mediterranean Region, Turkey exported a record US$2.7 billion in fruits and…

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Best Sanitizers Inc’s Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer gets OMRI listed

U.S – Best Sanitizers, Inc., a premier manufacturer of innovative alcohol-based hand and surface sanitizers, has announced that Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer is now OMRI listed. Founded in 1997, the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) provides organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of the products intended for use in a certified organic facility. OMRI Listed Products are allowed for use in certified organic facilities under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program. Organic food processors and food handlers in need of a surface…

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Gursoy leverages TOMRA’s latest sorting machine to increase hazelnut quality

TURKEY – Gürsoy, one of Turkey’s top 10 hazelnut exporters, has invested in the new TOMRA 5C optical sorter machine for processing hazelnuts, giving it a competitive advantage  targeting high quality export markets as it is the first company in the country to employ this technology. Gürsoy produces natural hazelnuts and various processed hazelnuts for industrial use, cream types with cocoa or milk, hazelnut spread, dragée, various packaged hazelnuts, sauces, and chocolate for the domestic and export retail industry. Gürsoy has been using TOMRA machines in its facilities since the…

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Triumph for cassava farmers as Bayer launches herbicide to increase yields

NIGERIA – Bayer Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, , one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, has developed and launched a new crop protection product known as Lagon to help farmers tackle the problem of weeds in cassava and raise yield. Tested on more than 200 trials and demos across Nigeria and Tanzania, Lagon was rated among the top best pre-emergent herbicides for control of both grasses and broad-leaf weeds in cassava. “The launch of Lagon aims to provide a big relief to farmers. These are…

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Biotech innovator AgBiome culminates funding round, raises US$116 million

U.S – AgBiome, a biotechnology company using new knowledge of the plant-associated microbiome to create innovative products for agriculture, has announced the completion of a US$116 million oversubscribed Series D funding round. The funding round was Co-led by alt protein impact investor Blue Horizon, as well as Novalis LifeSciences, to accelerate and expand AgBiome’s portfolio of microbial products and help establish a global presence. The new Series D funding will also allow the company to scale its scientific and commercial teams. Mission-driven investment disruptor Blue Horizon was drawn to AgBiome…

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JK Tech launches Smart Dairy Solution in U.S

U.S – JK Tech, a next-generation digital and IT services provider, has launched its Smart Dairy Solution, an end-to-end enterprise solution for the milk processing industry on a single platform, in the United States. JK Tech offers templatized and pre-configured solutions to enterprise customers to help them embark on their digital transformation journey. The company has joined hands with Dairy Foods magazine for innovative strategies and consultation in an upcoming webinar on October 6, 2021. In the webinar, JK Tech and Dairy Foods will showcase JK Tech’s Smart Dairy Solution,…

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PerkinElmer debuts IndiScope for faster, precise milk analysis

U.S – PerkinElmer, Inc., an American global corporation focused in the business areas of diagnostics, life science research, food, environmental and industrial testing, has launched the IndiScope raw milk analysis solution designed to help milk collection points perform fast and accurate testing to determine fair market value and help ensure a safe raw milk supply chain for consumers. Based on PerkinElmer’s Spectrum TwoFT-IR, the IndiScope solution is designed for low maintenance and ease of use including the pre-calibrated instrument with pre-defined methods, built-in software for easy integration with other systems…

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Tech-focused investment firm Battery Ventures acquires Institute for Product Quality

U.S – Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm, has announced it has acquired ifp Institut für Produktqualität GmbH also known as Institute for Product Quality GmbH, a provider of analytical testing and analysis services for customers across the food, feed, and water sectors. The company, founded in 2004 and based in Berlin, has earned a strong reputation for its focus on specialized testing for food allergens, pathogens, vitamins, and pesticides. In addition to providing analytical laboratory services, ifp manufactures diagnostic test kits for detection of vitamins, food allergens, pathogens,…

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ETQ upgrades its Cloud-Based QMS extending usability

U.S – ETQ, a Quality Management System (QMS) provider, has announced that it has introduced additional features and capabilities to its recently launched cloud-native QMS, Reliance NXG. Already in use by enterprise and mid-market customers across a wide variety of industry verticals, ETQ has outlined a Reliance NXG roadmap of new features and functionality that will be rolled out through the remainder of 2021 and 2022 as part of its continuous release cycle. The company’s most recent update further extends Reliance NXG’s usability and flexibility. Users gain additional productivity features…

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SCS Consulting Services ventures into food safety consultancy

U.S – SCS Consulting Services, a leading provider of sustainability, food safety and quality solutions, has announced the launch of its new food safety consultancy to support corporations in navigating the international food safety regulatory landscape as well as the ever-growing body of industry- and consumer-based food and food safety certification programs. A subsidiary of SCS Global Services, an international pioneer and leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification of environmental, social, safety and quality performance, SCS Consulting Services has added food safety to its expanding list of sustainability…

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