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Timely intervention

18 June 2021

Bethan Grylls interviews Christina Bauer-Plank, Global Brand Vice President at Hellmann’s, to find out how behaviour and technology can play a major role in the food waste battle.

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Overcoming Challenges in Plant-Based Production

17 June 2021

Interest in plant-based foods continues to grow, and companies have quickly rolled out new products to meet consumer demands, but there’s still a long road ahead.

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Behaviour and technology play a major role in the food waste battle

17 June 2021

Bethan Grylls interviews Christina Bauer-Plank, Global Brand Vice President at Hellmann’s, to find out how behaviour and technology can play a major role in the food waste battle.

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Pick n Pay and Fortress co-invest in a super distribution centre development

17 June 2021

Fortress Reit adds one of the largest FMCG distribution centres in Africa to its portfolio.

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FDA shut down Shoprite's meat section at Accra Mall

17 June 2021

The FDA closed down the frozen section of the supermarket on Tuesday, June 15 2021, following reports that they were selling thawed imported frozen chicken as fresh local chicken to their customers.

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Rooibos declared protected by EU

14 June 2021

The European Commission has approved the registration of the designation ‘Rooibos’/’Red Bush’ in its Register of Protected Designations of Origin and Protected Geographical Indications.

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Joint FAO/WHO Expert meeting on the microbiological safety and quality of water used in the production of fishery and dairy products

14 June 2021

CCFH noted the importance of water quality in food production and processing and requested FAO and WHO provide guidance for those scenarios where the use of “clean water” was indicated in Codex texts.

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IFC highlights challenges for domestic food safety in Africa

05 June 2021

The 9th International Finance Corporation (IFC) International Food Safety Forum covered domestic and trade issues, as well as food safety culture over two days in May.

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FDA reveals results of sample testing program on romaine lettuce

05 June 2021

The FDA reported it did not find any troublesome E. coli or Salmonella strains in samples of romaine collected for a special investigation program, but issues caution.

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Sugarcane growers hoping to produce aviation fuel in future

05 June 2021

Sugarcane growers could get a new lease on life after a study found it was feasible to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using ethanol derived from sugar cane.

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The Vegan Society teams up with Food Forensics to strengthen vegan trademark

05 June 2021

The Vegan Society has sought to strengthen its vegan accreditation through a new partnership with food and drink testing and traceability laboratory Food Forensics.

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Call for new indoor ventilation standards to fight COVID-19 spread

23 May 2021

Queensland University of Technology air-quality expert Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska is leading an international call for a ‘paradigm shift’ in combating airborne pathogens such as COVID-19.

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Irrigation Water Possible Cause of 2020 Salmonella Outbreak in Red Onions

20 May 2021

The Food and Drug Administration is to investigate an outbreak that was linked through epidemiology and traceback to whole red onions.

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Mitigating mycotoxin risk in finished products

19 May 2021

Jaclyn Bowen explains why mycotoxin mitigation is just as crucial as any other element of food safety management and offers some helpful advice on how to deal with mycotoxin contamination.

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WHO opens consultation on draft food safety strategy

19 May 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened a public comment period on its draft food safety strategy.

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How to clean fresh fruits and vegetables To protect yourself

14 May 2021

Fresh produce is one of the main ways people get sick from food poisoning and is one of the major causes of multistate food poisoning outbreaks. It is possible to reduce your risk by cleaning your food properly before preparation.

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Hearing loss is a neglected hazard for miners in South Africa

14 May 2021

Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational health hazard. It remains a prevalent condition in the South African mining industry.

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Seven Children Sick in Seattle E. coli Outbreak: Produce Possible Source

14 May 2021

In the Seattle E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least seven children, officials now think that some type of produce is the source of the pathogen. The case count has not changed. All cases are under the age of 15, with three under the age of five.

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