Food safety solutions provider Hygiena launches new Allergen App

U.S –  Hygiena, a food safety solutions provider, has launched a new  Allergen App which it has integrated into its EnSURE Touch system, an advanced cleaning verification and monitoring system. Integration with the handheld EnSURE Touch luminometer allows the consolidation of allergen test results into overarching environmental test protocols and reporting for more insight into production safety. Moreover, Hygiena’s SureTrend…

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FDA concludes safety evaluation of drought-tolerant HB4 Wheat

U.S – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded its evaluation of the Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp proprietary drought-tolerant HB4 Wheat. Bioceres, a provider of crop productivity solutions, has revealed that upon review of all the safety and regulatory information submitted, the FDA has concluded that it has no further questions regarding the safety of HB4 Wheat, and…

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USDA modifies handling regulations for kiwifruit grown in California

U.S – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released draft regulations that seek to modify the current handling regulations prescribed under the federal marketing order for kiwifruit grown in California. This action would revise the size and uniformity requirements for all varieties of Actinidia chinensis species of kiwifruit regulated under the marketing order. A corresponding change would be made…

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Bruker expands food analysis solutions portfolio, launches new NMR Olive Oil-Profiling 1.0 solution

U.S – Bruker has expanded its food analysis solutions portfolio with the launch of a new NMR Olive Oil-Profiling 1.0 solution for quality control and authenticity verification of olive oil, which is one of the most adulterated food products worldwide. The NMR Olive Oil-Profiling 1.0 solution will be offered on two nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) platforms, the established NMR FoodScreener…

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Sakata Seed America appoints new Research and Development Director

U.S –  William (Bill) McCarthy has joined Sakata Seed America, Inc. as its new Director of Research and Development (R&D). Bill takes over the role from Jeff Zischke, who is retiring after 32 years with Sakata in roles as Tomato Breeder, Global Product Manager and Senior Director of R&D. He will assume responsibility for all of Sakata Seed America’s vegetables…

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USDA initiates awareness campaign to prevent spread of African swine fever

U.S – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has initiated an outreach and awareness campaign dubbed “Protect Our Pigs”, to prevent the introduction and spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the U.S. Through the campaign, APHIS will support commercial pork producers, veterinarians and pig owners with information and resources to safeguard…

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Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness develops food safety culture toolkit

U.S – The Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness has created an evolving food safety culture toolkit custom-made for small and medium-sized food businesses to help companies mature their food safety cultures. The Alliance comprises of Stop Foodborne Illness (STOP) and industry-leading food safety practitioners from Fortune 500 companies. Food safety culture is one of the biggest drivers of change across…

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Irvington Seafood recalls crab meat amidst fears of Listeria contamination

U.S – Irvington Seafood, an Alabama seafood supplier, has recalled its one-pound packages of “Crabmeat: Jumbo, Lump, Finger, and Claw meat amidst fears of Listeria contamination. This came after routine tests conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in crab meat processing equipment. So far, no crabmeat has been tested but there are…

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PerkinElmer launches MicrofastTM ready-to-use microbial count plates globally

U.S – PerkinElmer, a global provider of innovative solutions, has launched its MicrofastTM ready-to-use microbial count plates for food safety testing on a global scale. The quick, convenient and accurate MicrofastTM microfilm plates can spot contaminants across multiple sample types. Markedly, the microbial count plates are part of the PerkinElmer’s wide-ranging food safety and quality solutions, including instruments, software, testing…

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USDA announces outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Colorado

U.S – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) among  a commercial egg laying flock in Weld County, Colorado. This case affecting about 1,928,000 hens, marks the third case of HPAI in a commercial poultry flock in Colorado in 2022, and the second…

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