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Asia Pacific: FAO calls for continued vigilance over avian influenza virus in poultry

A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods...

Asia Pacific: ASEAN will create single market in traditional medicine, health sector in 2015,...

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has accomplished 90% harmonisation in the traditional medicine and health supplement sector, and will establish an ASEAN...

Americas: Ganeden Biotech’s probiotic ingredient gains Mexico’s approval for use by food manufacturers

Ganeden Biotech’s GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is now approved by the COFEPRIS (Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios: Federal Commission for...

Europe: Bavaria awards Krones the OHRIS certificate for occupational safety

Krones has been awarded the Occupational Health and Risk Management System (OHRIS) certificate by the Bavarian state government for its commitment to occupational safety. An...

Americas: CDC affirms poultry supplier Foster Farms’ in reducing Salmonella in production

Foster Farms has invested US$75 million to develop and implement a program designed to reduce Salmonella at each stage of the production process. The Centers...

Americas: DuPont Nutrition & Health’s PCR Assay receives PTM certification

The AOAC Research Institute has certified the DuPont BAX System Real-Time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Assay for Genus Listeria as a performance tested method...

Europe: Scientists studies ways to prevent germination of Clostridium botulinum bacteria

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) have discovered genes that are crucial for the germination of Clostridium (C) botulinum bacteria, which may...

Asia Pacific: India gives product approval for Superba Krill oil

Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, a supplier of krill-derived phospholipid omega-3 products, has received product approval for Superba Krill oil from Food Safety Standards Authorities...

Europe: FAO food price index drops to four-year low

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO's) monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a five-month downward run...

Asia Pacific: India forms committee to strengthen supply chain of food grains

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) will invite suggestions from the public and stake-holders on restructuring its key functions with a view to further...
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