Bühler’s AI-Powered partnership with NRGene advances insect protein for sustainable animal feed

SWITZERLAND – Bühler, a Swiss technology group, has taken a significant step toward meeting the increasing demand for sustainable animal feed by entering a strategic partnership with Israeli genomics company NRGene Technologies. The innovative collaboration will harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize black soldier fly genetics and processing, with the aim of bolstering insect protein production for…

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Controversy surrounds aspartame as international health body considers possible carcinogenicity

SWITZERLAND —One of the most widely used artificial sweeteners in the world, aspartame, is anticipated to be classified as a potential carcinogen by a prominent global health organization next month, reports news agency Reuters citing reliable sources familiar with the matter. This development has sparked a clash between the food industry and regulators. Aspartame is a key ingredient found in…

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Study identifies knowledge gaps in assessing migration of PET oligomers from food contact materials

SWITZERLAND – A comprehensive literature review conducted by scientists from the University of Basel and other institutions has shed light on the knowledge gaps regarding the migration of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) oligomers from food contact materials (FCMs) into foods.  The study revealed inadequate risk assessment for these chemicals and emphasized the need for more systematic and tiered approaches to address…

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Bühler’s innovative sorting portfolio to increase nut yields, boost quality, and reduce waste

SWITZERLAND- Swiss equipment manufacturer Bühler has added new optical sorters to its portfolio, the latest being the SORTEX J SpectraVision, to increase nut yields, combat aflatoxin, and offer easier operation capabilities to nut processors globally. Optical sorting is essential in any processing operation as it sorts grain, food, and plastic components, helping processors meet food safety requirements and achieve product…

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SGS partners with Eezytrace to digitize food safety management in food service industry

SWITZERLAND – SGS has partnered with Eezytrace a risk management solution for multi-site companies, to help digitize self-check procedures in the food service industry thus improve food safety management worldwide. By automating several manual activities and significantly enhancing food safety and hygiene practices, the revolutionary Eezytrace technology and SGS’s industry knowledge constitute a significant advancement in global food safety. According…

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Bayer reinforces commitment to food security, updates Nutrient Gap Initiative

SWITZERLAND – Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, has announced the expansion of one of its iconic sustainability programs, the Nutrient Gap Initiative, to now promote access to both nutrient-rich food and safety net supplementation as part of the company’s vision of “Health for all, Hunger for None.” With a focus on nutritional supplementation, a crucial…

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Markem-Imaje receives BRC Certification for its Continuous Inkjet inks

SWITZERLAND – Markem-Imaje, a product identification & traceability solutions provider, has received the BRC Global Standard (BRCGS) certification for Packaging Materials, a globally recognized benchmark that validates that products are safe, legally compliant, and high quality. The company received the certification at its Bourg-Lès-Valence, France, manufacturing facility for Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) inks following a thorough evaluation by a third-party certification…

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WHO report on global trans fat elimination 2022 shows 2023 target unachievable

SWITZERLAND – The World Health Organization (WHO) status report has revealed that about five billion people globally remain unguarded from harmful trans fat, increasing their risk of heart disease and death. The report, called “Countdown to 2023 – WHO report on global trans fat elimination 2022”, is an annual status report published by WHO in collaboration with Resolve to Save…

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Syngenta releases digital tool to detect harmful nematodes through satellite images

SWITZERLAND – International leader in agricultural innovation, Syngenta Crop Protection has made a milestone in the management of nematodes in soybean crops thanks to its latest digital solution that examines satellite images to detect plant-parasitic nematode infestations. Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic parasites living in the soil that feed on plant roots, opening pathways to further fungal infections and threatening plant…

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ABB makes break-through, develops first-ever antimicrobial detectable cable ties

SWITZERLAND – Pioneering technology leader ABB has developed a two-piece cable tie that is both antimicrobial and detectable for use in contamination sensitive environments such as food and beverage processing. In food processing, where reducing the growth of unhealthy microorganisms is critical, the presence of heat, moisture and organic material common in these environments can encourage the growth of bacteria,…

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