Bell Flavors & Fragrances has completed its 2019 Safe Quality Food (SQF) audit and has achieved its highest score yet of 99/100. For the ninth year in a row, Bell’s Northbrook, Ill., location has achieved SQF’s top rating of “Excellent.” The SQF program is a food safety and quality program that is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and retailers, brand owners, and foodservice providers worldwide.
To prepare for the SQF audit, Bell implemented new software for food safety, quality, and compliance assurance, which required many changes and relearning of everyday tasks. Having this in place streamlined the audit process.
Scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified a new way to detect the presence of live African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) that minimizes the need for samples from live animals and provides easier access to veterinary labs that need to diagnose the virus.
Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, has announced the appointment of Christine Mei as CEO.
The report, prepared by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service in coordination with the Office of the Chief Economist, summarizes market conditions, fed cattle prices, boxed beef values, and the spread before and after the fire and plant closure at the Tyson Holcomb, Kan., plant, and before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board of directors of Batory Foods, a national distributor of commodity and specialty food ingredients, has appointed Vince Pinneri to the position of president and member of the executive team, effective Aug. 31, 2020.
Nellson, a North American manufacturer of branded and private label nutritional bar and functional powder solutions, has announced that Martha (Marty) Hudak-Roos has been named chief quality officer.