World’s top palm oil producer Indonesia projected to reach record output

Favourable weather and surging prices of palm oil are projected to drive world’s top producer Indonesia’s output and exports this year to a record 45.5 million tons during this marketing year, according to the US Food and Department of Agriculture (USFDA). “As the economy rebounds and social distancing and travel restrictions are eased, soybean and soybean meal […]

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Maharashtra sugar mills want to continue crushing during lockdown

The Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Federation (MSCSFF) is seeking permission from the state government to complete the crushing season of 2019-20, which has reached the last stages, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown declared by the Centre, top officials of the federation said to the Financial Express. Some 26 factories […]

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US cracks down on India’s shrimp shipments over banned antibiotics


Barely a month after bringing shrimp under the purview of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cracked down on Indian shrimp shipments for use of banned antibiotics. The US is the largest market for Indian shrimp exporters and accounts for about 32 per cent of total seafood exports from […]

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U.S. FDA issues final food defense regulation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalised a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. While such acts are […]

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US FDA releases key rules guiding farm produce, imported food safety


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new safety standards for imported food and farm produce as part of it efforts to curb food borne diseases and making importers more accountable for verifying food brought into the country meets the safety requirements. The FDA, which announced the Foreign Supplier Verification Program last week, […]

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