Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit

Africa Food Safety & Quality Summit is Africa’s premier food  safety, regulatory, policy, quality and laboratory management conference and exhibition. The industry focused Summit brings together regional and global experts and stakeholders to discover the […]

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 […]

There is no evidence that food is a source or transmission route of Coronavirus, says EFSA

EUROPE – Based on experience from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that there is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of […]

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, […]

Foundation FSSC 22000 launches new program to support SMEs in producing safe food

USA – The Foundation Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), a globally accepted Food Safety Management Certification Scheme has launched a renewed and improved food safety system program for smaller and medium sized food […]

Thermo Fisher adds new X-ray inspection system for the packaged food industry

USA – Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a new X-ray detection system that enables food processors to find a wider range of foreign objects in harsh washdown environments than existing IP69K metal detectors can identify. […]

Neogen partners with Ripe Technology to bring blockchain to food safety

USA – Neogen Corporation has entered into a partnership with food industry blockchain pioneer Ripe Technology to adapt innovative blockchain technology for use with Neogen’s food safety diagnostics and animal genomics. The partnership will explore […]

Kenyan standards body orders withdrawal of 17 maize meal brands

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on Wednesday, January 29 ordered the withdrawal of 17 brands of maize flour from the shelves after tests confirmed the brands as unfit for human consumption, with […]

Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative calling upon its suppliers to join the movement

SOUTH AFRICA – Pick n Pay has joined the global food waste initiative and asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the movement. The project is backed by 10 of the world’s largest food […]

DPL Festive rejects claims of allegedly using harmful preservatives in its bread products

KENYA – DPL Festive, one of the leading bakeries in Kenya, has refuted claims of using impermissible preservatives in its flagship product under the brand ‘Festive Bread’ to extend the shelf-life of the product. This […]