FDA launches updated Food Defense Plan Builder to control food adulteration

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration has launched an updated version of the Food Defense Plan Builder (FDPB) to help companies meet the requirements of the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule. The rule, entitled […]

FDA plans stakeholder engagement to discuss the ‘New Era of Smarter Food Safety’

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will hold a public meeting that seeks to engage stakeholders in the formulation of a modern food approach called ‘A New Era […]

FDA announces corporate agreement to implement produce safety rule

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have announced a new corporate agreement for the implementation of the produce safety rule. The Produce […]

Denmark becomes first country to ban use of PFAS in food packaging

DENMARK – Denmark will be the first country to ban PFAS chemicals which have been linked to cancer, elevated cholesterol and decreased fertility, from food packaging, starting next year. PFAS (perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals […]

Kenya’s standards body appoints Bernard Njiraini as managing director

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government agency responsible for governing and maintaining the standards and metreology has appointed Bernard Njiraini as its Managing Director for a three-year term. Bernard Njiraini was […]

Cold storage and logistics firm BigCold gets Food Safety System Certification

KENYA – BigCold Logistics, Kenya’s leading cold storage and logistics company, has received the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), becoming the first food storage and transport company in East Africa to get the […]

Standard Organisation of Nigeria to review standards on cereal products

NIGERIA – Nigeria is set to develop new standards for cereal and cereal products that seek to boost breakfast meals with high dietary value. The Special Adviser to the Director General/Head, Public Relations, Standards Organisation […]

Kenya sees new accreditation service bills signed into law

KENYA – Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the Accreditation Service Bill into law that seeks to promote accreditation services in the country. The new Accreditation Service Act establishes the Kenya National Accreditation Service (KENAS) […]

Huhtamaki’s new facility in Egypt receives highest rating in BRC audit

EGYPT – Huhtamaki’s new flexible packaging unit in Egypt has received the highest rating of AA in a British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit earlier this month. The classification “AA” was introduced by the BRC as […]

DSM files for EU authorization for new methane-reducing feed additive

EUROPE – Royal DSM has announced that it has started filing for EU authorization for a new feed additive for dairy cows that will reduce methane emissions by around 30%. The new product will help […]