Due to the impact of climate change, plant pests that ravage economically important crops are becoming more destructive and posing an increasing threat to food security and the environment, finds a scientific review released by the FAO.Read More »Climate change fuelling the spread of pests and threatens plants and crops
Fearing an increase in illegal HFC refrigerant imports under the F-gas regulation, companies from across Europe have called on the European Commission for more rigorous enforcements. Read More »EFCTC calls for tighter F-gas enforcement
Leading associations from across Europe, the UK and Japan have expressed “strong concerns” at the content of the European Commission’s recent F-gas review study. The study presented at the DG Clima stakeholder workshop on May 6 has already come in for criticism for its assertions of the degree to which ‘natural’ refrigerants could replace HFCs in RACHP equipment. Read More »Industry groups slam F-gas study
The University of Nottingham is kick-starting a new GBP1-million project to develop dual-use energy storage technology, capable of delivering hydrogen to a fuel cell and generating direct cooling for refrigeration.Read More »Dual-use hydrogen energy storage to put food cold chain on road to net zero
The FDA understands that consumers want healthy choices when it comes to food and nutrition and has issued a procedural notice on preliminary consumer-research planned on the use of symbols on food product labels. Nutrient content claims are a labelling tool that explicitly or implicitly characterises the level of a nutrient in the food. These claims can help consumers quickly gain a better understanding of the general nutrition information listed on food packages.Read More »The US FDA procedural notice to conduct research over ‘healthy’ symbols on food products
In the context of the Guinea-Bissau component of the European Union-funded West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP), implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), 30 Bissau-Guineans received training on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System, HACCP, and on the ISO standard for Food Safety Management System, ISO 22000.Read More »Joining hands to strengthen food safety knowledge in West Africa
More companies with refrigerated and frozen temperature-controlled facilities are adopting automation as a means to enhance the productivity of their existing team.
FAO Director-General emphasises responsibility and opportunity to overcome digital divide and make technologies available for rural smallholders.Read More »Digitalisation: The way of the new life and the new economy