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  • US authorities lift import ban on genetically engineered salmon March 22, 2019
    US authorities lift import ban on genetically engineered salmon The US FDA has lifted an import alert on genetically engineered (GE) salmon, following an appeal by biotechnology company, AquaBounty Technologies. An alert was first issued in 2016 that prevented GE salmon from entering the US. However, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has said that following a […]
  • Cheap Brazilian imports threatening survival of SA’s chicken industry March 13, 2019
    Cheap Brazilian imports threatening survival of SA’s chicken industry The steep drop in RCL Foods’ earnings is a taste of what’s to come if we don’t protect our industry and stop the onslaught…. When a big player in the food industry starts to show distress, it is time to sit up and listen. The announcement […]
  • Entecom launches the latest eBook in its food safety certification series March 12, 2019
    Entecom launches the latest eBook in its food safety certification series Food safety and QS compliance and training consultancy, Entecom, has compiled a valuable library of freely available eBooks – and the latest in this series is now available. Now ten years in operation, Entecom has growth significantly over the last few years, thanks, it […]
  • UK: ‘Pick your own’ aisles coming to supermarkets? March 12, 2019
    UK: ‘Pick your own’ aisles coming to supermarkets? The end of the bagged salad could be nigh, as British supermarkets look to install ‘pick your own’ vegetable aisles by the end of this year. British bio-engineers have revealed plans to set up aeroponic vertical vegetable growing cylinders in supermarkets, so shoppers can pick their own […]
  • Inspecto: meet the start-up that’s simplifying contaminant testing March 12, 2019
    Inspecto: meet the start-up that’s simplifying contaminant testing Testing for contaminants is one of the most critical guarantors of food safety, yet the current system may be needlessly expensive and fatally flawed. For example, currently, a coffee grower in South America will ship a sample of their beans to a designated lab the other side […]

 

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