Ghanaian varsity develops technology to detect substandard rice

GHANA – The school of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Queen’s University of the UK has developed a technology that detects substandard rice. The technology seeks to among […]

Ideagen launches new software for the food industry as it marks 25th anniversary

UK – Ideagen, a UK based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software provider, has launched new and improved version of its Q-Pulse application as it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the software. Q-Pulse is used […]

FDA approves soy leghemoglobin as color additive in beef analog products

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in uncooked ground beef analog products. This follows meat-alternative company Impossible Foods’ 2018 petition to have the ingredient […]

Carrefour Kenya reassures consumers of meat quality as expose reveals unregulated use of preservatives

KENYA – Carrefour Kenya has reassured consumers across the country of consistent meat quality offered on its shelves affirming that it does not use preservatives to prolong the shelf life of meat. This follows an […]

Nigeria’s seasonings producer expands safety campaign on the use of Ajinomoto

NIGERIA – The West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), the Nigerian subsidiary of Japan based Ajinomoto Co. Inc, says it has extended the Ajinomoto safety awareness campaign to the South-Eastern part of the country. The […]

Neogen unveils portable version of its mycotoxin testing solution Raptor® Solo

SCOTLAND – American-based food safety and biotechnology company, Neogen has introduced a portable version of its innovative Raptor® Integrated Analysis Platform, allowing customers to carry out mycotoxin testing in the laboratory or anywhere they choose. […]

Uganda’s Chemiphar secures US$1m funding to facilitate agriculture exports

UGANDA – Chemiphar (U) Ltd, an internationally accredited analytical laboratory in Uganda, has received a total of US$1 million (UGX3.750 billion) funding aimed at boosting agriculture exports in the country. The funding was facilitated by […]

Twiga Foods partners with IFC to boost food safety in Kenya

KENYA – Twiga Foods, a Kenyan-based technology food distribution platform, has partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank’s private sector lending arm, in an initiative that seeks to boost food safety in Kenya. The […]

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry’s largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. […]

Tanzanian firm to invest US$ 1.52m in developing tech to curb aflatoxin

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s A to Z Textile Mills has unveiled plans of investing US$1.52million (Tsh 3.5bn) in establishing a factory that will be producing Aflasafe, a technology to combat aflatoxin in grains and cereals. This […]