European Innovation Council invests in Swiss food-tech company

SWITZERLAND – SwissDeCode, a Swiss food-tech company, has secured an investment of EUR 1 million (USD 1,164,850) funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund, complementing the EIC Accelerator Grant previously awarded to the company. The start-up, which provides rapid and on-site food certification, is attracting investors from the global food and agricultural technology panorama who actively support continuous advancements in the food supply chain. “The investment will be used to drive our growth in customer acquisition and new product development. In addition, as a Board member, we will leverage…

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SwissDeCode partners with Mars Wrigley to develop on-site testing kit for CSSD

SWITZERLAND/U.S – SwissDeCode, a Swiss startup agri-food testing company, in collaboration with Mars Wrigley, has fashioned an on-site test that is designed to detect Cocoa Swollen Shoot Disease (CSSD) in asymptomatic trees in less than 60 minutes. CSSD has been an acute problem for the cocoa and chocolate industry for decades, as it can reduce cocoa yield by up to 70 percent. Up till now, no efficient in-field methods to rapidly detect the presence of the virus in asymptomatic plants had been found. “We have been looking for reliable preventive…

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WHO launches new handbook to help countries enhance effectiveness of their food safety systems

SWITZERLAND – As the world celebrates the World Food Safety Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed a new handbook to help countries address food safety challenges in their respective jurisdictions. According to a statement from the WHO, the new handbook will provide a guideline on how countries can measure their foodborne disease burden. Additionally, the handbooks provide countries with information on how they can identify food safety system needs and data gaps so they can strengthen national infrastructure and better protect people’s health. “Food should sustain and support human…

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