Processing & Storage
Cambodia inaugurates its first rice bank
Cambodia has launched its first paddy rice bank to ensure uninterrupted supplies to millers and exporters, according to local sources
Asia Pacific Nutriad appoints new Regional Director
Boon Kee (BK) Chew joined Nutriad as Regional Director Asia/Pacific recently. In his new role, he will coordinate sales activities in that region in close collaboration with the current staff.
Certification gives Indian processor access to Europe
Cert ID Europe has undertaken third party non GMO certification for the distribution, storage and handling of non GMO Soya lecithin for Lasenor Charbhuja, one of India’s growing suppliers of Soya to the European food sector.
The company has also become the first Indian Soya site to achieve Halal certification for its products through Cert ID Europe and the European Halal Development Association.
The rigorous non GMO certification offered by Cert ID Europe now enables Lasenor Charbhuja to supply soya lecithin to GM sensitive markets such as the Europe and Japan and Halal certification to Muslim markets.
Lasenor Charbhuja purchases Soybean lecithin from various approved vendors. Then export the soybean lecithin after processing, reconditioning and homogenizing. Each batch of Lecithin exported is PCR tested in Cert ID approved lab and issued with a Cert ID TCC based upon a result <0.1 per cent GM (35S, NPTII, Soy Mon 89788)
Parent company Lasenor based in Spain has been Cert ID Non-GMO certificated since 2005 and now produces 1500MT Non-GMO Soya lecithin per year.
Wet and dry rice processing methods
Rice can be grown within a wide range of environmental conditions and by utilising a broad spectrum of different agronomic techniques. Differences in cultivation practise largely hinge on the amount of water required and the way in which it is harnessed and used. Similarly, the way in which rice is processed after harvest depends on whether water is used in ‘wet’ or ‘dry’ rice processing.
A first for IT services in consumer packaged goods
EDS, AN HP company, has worked with Kraft Foods to become the first IT provider working in the consumer packaged goods industry to achieve the internationally recognized ISO/IEC 20000 certification.