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Africa: Drought threatens food supply in the region

With as little as 25% of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the...

Americas: Government-support salt reduction drives are effective, finds report

A new global study projects that a government-supported policy to reduce salt consumption would be highly cost-effective across the world. Based on costs and...

Americas: Associations release guidelines for handling probiotic items

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) have...

Europe: University releases categories of food scares

The food sector is now a world market with products sourced from all over the globe to meet the growing demand of consumers for...

Europe: In pursuit of quality with equipment

The recipe-development and quality-control accuracy offered by Mettler Toledo industrial scales and other product inspection devices is helping one Spanish producer of olive oils,...

Europe: Survey finds mixed views on ‘organic’

Organic foods are selling better than ever before. In 2015, the sales they generated in Germany rose by about 11% compared to the previous...

Europe: 4 universities open center on food safety

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has partnered with three institutions to advance global food safety and tackle challenges such as antimicrobial...

Asia Pacific: Company offers free tests on bacteria presence in facilities

Initial Hygiene is offering complimentary Structured Hygiene Surveys (SHS) using Lumitester technology for quick and accurate detection of bacteria build-up and surface contamination, particularly...

Europe: FAO report raises forecasts for cereal production, stocks

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 172.6 points in October, up 0.7% for the month and 9.1% from a year earlier, with the staple...

Europe: Region reports Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak

Seven countries have reported human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis between May 1 and October 12, 2016 (112 confirmed and 148 probable). Cases have been reported...

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