Neogen acquires Chilean food and animal safety company Magiar Chilena

USA – Neogen Corporation has acquired the assets of Chile-based distributor of food, animal, and plant diagnostics products, Magiar Chilena. The American food safety test kits supplier said that it will incorporate the Magiar assets […]

Kraft Heinz, Carlsberg mobilize US$25.8m to support COVID-19 impacted communities

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GLOBAL – Kraft Heinz, the multinational food company co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh and Danish brewing giant, Carlsberg have joined the global efforts geared towards addressing the very real implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. […]

United States signs poultry regionalization agreement with China

USA – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has signed a regionalization agreement with China for safe trade of poultry products. This action is part of the continuing […]

Coronavirus crisis spreads to producers in the European dairy sector

EUROPE – The spread of the Coronavirus has impacted the European dairy sector significantly leading to major difficulties in procurement and logistics in the processing industry. According to a recent update by the European Milk […]

Kenyan standard body sets new rules for fresh produce test by retailers

KENYA – Retailers in Kenya will be required to comply with new regulations of ensuring that fresh produces are tested for higher pesticide residues and other contaminants as of May 1 in a bid to […]

PepsiCo to hire 6, 000 new employees and provide US$11m to COVID-19 affected communities

USA – Amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, PepsiCo has reinforced its strategies to ensure business continuity while contributing to mitigation efforts aimed at curbing the spread an impact of the disease in the US. […]

Food packaging and safety: Do food containers contain toxic chemicals?

CHINA – To keep food clean and fresh, and reduce the use of plastic bags, consumers are increasingly willing to bring food containers when they go shopping in wet markets and restaurants. As useful as […]

EAC seeks funding from US for establishment of aflatoxin legal frame work

EAST AFRICA – The East African Community (EAC) is seeking Sh20 million (US$194,000) financing from US government to facilitate the crafting of a legal framework to guide the fight against cancer-causing toxins threatening the region’s […]

FDA launches campaign to increase awareness of the new nutrition facts label

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new education campaign aimed at increasing consumer awareness of the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The campaign with the tagline “What’s […]

Neogen acquires food safety assets of Australia-based Cell BioSciences

USA – Neogen Corporation, an America food safety test kits supplier has acquired the food safety assets of Australia-based Cell BioSciences, a major supplier of food safety and industrial microbiology products. With this asset acquisition, […]