FOOD ODOR AND SAFETY

Food odor is rampant anywhere food is being prepared or served. The odor may be a reflection of a few condiments added to it or a combined effect of all the ingredients, on being heated. At times, such aroma may put off prospective consumers thus attracting loss of interest.. Happily, some manufacturers have devised interventions that can nullify the odor impact by chemical or biological means. Effectiveness of each product is however, determined by the end user .Spoiled food is repugnant to the sense of smell
Although big hotels, poultry and markets recognise the need to deodorize the air environment, many individual faced with economic challenge, are still left out of the loop. The result is a continuous occupation of public spaces by undesirable odors sometimes form food sources, at other times from decaying organic and non- food sources.
Anything that compromises the hygienic quality of air may jeopardize human and animal health. The is pocket-friendly, effective bio solution that leaves no trace after the period of odor capture.
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E –NOSE, E TONGUE AS INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE FOOD SAFETY

With the need to increase the speed and reliability of detecting food fraud , some laboratories have developed e nose and e tongue and other devices that can capture the status of food on site. The era of laborious laboratory based analyses may be on its way out as research is now intensified on miniaturized, portable, hand held devices with the sensitivity expected. Ellis and co researchers, in 2015, in a paper tagged “Point and Shoot…” delved much on this and similar issues on analyses in the Agri Food sector. The Safe Food and Feed Foundation has always proposed and supported all effort to make food testing easier for direct consumers. This will further enhance the quality of human health and international trade. Now that many stakeholders are thinking along this line, achieving a global food safety, through a rapid detection and quantification technique, may be just near the next bend .
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David I. Ellis, Howbeer Muhamadali , Simon A. Haughey , Christopher T. Elliott b and Royston Goodacre 2015. Point-and-shoot: rapid quantitative detection methods for on-site food fraud analysis – moving out of the laboratory and into the food supply chain DOI: 10.1039/C5AY02048D (Critical Review) Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 9401-9414

CELEBRATE WORLDMILKDAY! June 1, 2020

World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food.

 

It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001.

World Milk Day campaigns can take the shape of any activity organized by anyone in the world. The basic criteria is that it celebrate the contributions of the dairy sector to nutrition, animal care, sustainability, and livelihoods.

 

In light of the global pandemic of COVID-19, we encourage organizers to host social media campaigns or online events to abide by the policies put in place by the World Health Organization (WHO) and your local government. Our thoughts go to all the people who are affected by this virus. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector. We want World Milk Day to be known around the world and for people to see the creativity of World Milk Day organizers by having access to live and recorded images of all the campaigns taking place around the world.

 

To help create a positive stream of conversation in advance of the celebration, this year Global Dairy Platform coordinated the Enjoy Dairy Rally from May 29-31, culminating in World Milk Day on June 1.

 

Through social and traditional media as well as hundreds of events, the benefits of milk and dairy products were actively promoted, including how dairy supports the livelihoods of one billion people around the world. Overall, impressions were down from 1.1 billion last year, which was expected due to World Milk Day being on a Saturday this year. However, by introducing the Enjoy Dairy Rally and extending the length of activity, that shortfall was reduced. What’s more, the Enjoy Dairy Rally made the effort look and feel more like a campaign, which may be something to consider for the future.

 

World Milk Day will build in particular on social media to make sure that all campaigns are shared widely and sometimes live or with little delay.

 

#EnjoyDairy: A worldwide rally is taking place 29-31 May leading up to #WorldMilkDay.

 

Event Details and Resources: https://worldmilkday.org/registration/edit-event/227592-new-campaign

 

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AFRICA FOOD PRIZE–NOMINATIONS STILL ON

Nominations for the current edition of Africa Food prize is still on . Interested participants can visit

www.africafoodprize.org

 

 

FOOD INSECURITY, AFRICA WORST HIT—REPORT

More than half of the 135 million food insecure people of the world are in Africa, so says the Global Network Against Food Crises in a report released today,21 April 2020. The affected population in Africa is put at 73 million, raising a serious scare and scandal !!!

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Four years ago, the EU, FAO and WFP created the Global Network Against Food Crises. Together with its partners, the Global Network – an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger – released the latest figures on how many people are facing acute hunger and malnutrition in crisis prone countries, in a new edition of its annual report, the Global Report on Food Crises.

Alongside the report, Network’s partners issued a statement outlining their collective commitment to respond to multiplying food crises across the globe that are now being compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their plan to protect and strengthen food systems in the post-pandemic world. The 4th Global Reporton Food Crises gives consensual, evidenced-based information on food crises. The report and supporting messages and contents are made available via a digital campaign under the hashtag:

Source= Francois Stepman,  Paepard

21 April, 2020