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Importer expands recall because of poisoning risk from frozen tuna

17 October 2019

A Florida company is expanding its recall of tuna because the fish poses the risk of scombroid poisoning. Mical Seafood Inc. imported the tuna from Vietnam and sent it to 23 states...

The importance of packaging in food safety

17 October 2019

When considering food safety, it’s typical to begin with sanitation, cross-contamination, equipment, hygiene and any number of other aspects. It’s easy to forget the important role packaging plays in keeping your food products as safe as possible.

FDA Announces ‘Smarter Food Safety’ Initiative to Address Tech Innovation

17 October 2019

Norman Sharpless, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Win McNamee/Getty Images. Regulators have taken notice of the fast-moving “food innovation” category, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a safety initiative to address it...

Pioneer, which owns Liqui-Fruit and Sasko, is one step closer to Pepsi takeover

16 October 2019

Pioneer Foods [JSE:PFG] says it is closer to fulfilling the conditions for its takeover by the US food and drinks giant PepsiCo for about R24.4bn.

Didiza refuses local triple-stacked GM maize seed release

16 October 2019

Reactions have been mixed to news that South Africa’s minister of agriculture Thoko Didiza has upheld previous refusals to allow the general release of Bayer’s triple-stacked genetically modified (GM) maize seed technology for production in the country.

Codex Alimentarius approves global trade standard for ware potatoes proposed by India

15 October 2019

Draft quality standards for ware potatoes proposed to the Codex Alimentarius Commission by India during its recent meeting in Mexico, were approved and will apply to global trade in potatoes...

Bacon Addicts, Beware: Top Pork Producer Warns of Belly Shortage

15 October 2019

It’s scary news for bacon fans: The U.S. could see tight supplies, or even some shortages of pork bellies along with ham next year as the spread of a pig-killing disease in China ripples through the global market.

Antibiotic resistance in food animals nearly tripled since 2000

15 October 2019

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that has nearly tripled the occurrence of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria easily transmitted from animals to humans, according t

More food recalled because of Listeria problem with Tip Top Poultry

11 October 2019

Another recall in a series of actions taken by companies in the U.S. and Canada in relation to a Listeria outbreak is underway. A Washington company is pulling sandwiches it made with chicken from Tip Top Poultry.

Tongaat Hulett creating new stability for emerging farmers ahead of exit from SA sugarcane farming

11 October 2019

Agri-processing giant, Tongaat Hulett last Wednesday announced the establishment of FarmCo, a transformation initiative to ensure that land which has been targeted for future property development remains productive under sugarcane.

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