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Europe: KSB releases high-pressure pumps for fluids

KSB is launching its Movitec 125 pumps, complementing its current range of vertical high-pressure pumps. The multistage centrifugal pumps are designed for fluids such as water, coolants, condensate and mineral oils. They are ideal for industrial recirculation and fire-fighting systems, cooling water circuits and washing plants as well as for boosting pressure in general process applications. The efficiency of a...

Africa: Malawi gets US$22.6M for malnutrition among children, disease prevention causes

The World Bank has granted Malawi US$22.6 million just over half of which will be used to help curb acute malnutrition in under-five children caused by drought-related food shortages. The support to manage malnutrition builds on on-going efforts to address stunting through the Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Project (NHAP). The Bank’s support is in response to an April 2016 presidential appeal...

Europe: UPM Raflatac releases label stock products for Europe’s wine

The Ice and Ice Premium products ensure that labels maintain their original look and feel in cold and wet environments that wine bottles – particularly white and sparkling wines – are often exposed to. Products in the Ice range withstand temperature fluctuations, remain smoothly adhered in humid refrigerated storage, and stay free from edge-lift, bubbles, and wrinkles, even when the...

Europe: EU lists main fresh food producers

In the European Union (EU), just over 2.3 million hectares were devoted to the production of fruit and berries and another 2.1 million hectares to the production of vegetables. With 636,000 hectares (or 27.1% of the EU total) devoted to the production of fruit, Spain was the leading EU Member State in terms of production area of fruit in...

Asia Pacific: Help Sri Lankans trade better, say WTO partners

Improving the capacity of traders to meet food safety and hygiene standards can help to boost exports and improve competitiveness in Sri Lanka, according to speakers at the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) headquarters on June 21, 2016. The session was organized by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) — a WTO-supported program — and the United Nations Industrial Development...

Americas: Neogen adds six tests to portfolio on drug residue detection in food

Neogen Corporation rolls out six tests to detect veterinary drug residues in food, which adds to four others introduced recently. The six new tests are for sulfonamides, tetracyclines, gentamicin, neomycin, fluoroquinolone, and tylosin. The four tests previously introduced detect clenbuterol, avermectins, florfenicol, and oxytetracycline. Each of the new tests are in Neogen’s Veratox brand format, which provides an accurate, rapid, cost-effective...

Europe: UK opens facility for reporting on food crime

Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the National Food Crime Unit has launched Food Crime Confidential, a reporting facility where anyone with suspicions about food crime can report them safely and in confidence, over the phone or through email. The facility is particularly targeted at those working in or around the UK food industry. The FSA’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU)...

Americas: Negoen acquires companies, disinfectant technologies

Neogen Corporation has acquired Preserve International and Tetradyne LLC, sister companies owned and operated by Nevada-based Preserve International corporation. Founded in 1991, Preserve and Tetradyne offer the livestock and food processing industries cleaners, disinfectants, and associated products. Preserve has focused primarily on the swine, poultry and food processing markets, and Tetradyne’s major focus has been on the dairy industry. The...

Europe: Bericap supplies closure to vinegar producer

Bericap releases the two piece closure attracting consumers with its shiny surface. The so-called CTC IP suits the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) neck 29/21, which is equipped with an integrated hinge. A tear-off band, assuring tamper evidence, can be opened in two directions and thus is of advantage for both right and left handed consumers. A private label vinegar producer...

Europe: Codex members to meet on decisions

Members of the international food standards-setting body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, will meet at FAO in Rome this week. They will be making decisions on: - Guidelines for the control of Salmonella in beef and pork, - Guidelines on food hygiene to control foodborne parasites, - Nutrient reference values for nutrition labels on food packages, - Standards on the safety of food additives, pesticide...