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How to Fight Food Fraud – The WTO’s Expert Guide

This article summarizes the WTO's latest report on the impact of food fraud in the food chain outlining strategies to combat it
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Food Safety in the Social Media Age – Opportunities and Challenges

Social media & food safety: A double-edged sword. Learn how digital platforms influence our food choices & safety practices.
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Debunking Myths on GM Crops: New Solutions to World Hunger

Read this article exploring the potential of genetically modified crops to combat global food insecurity and learn about their benefits and challenges
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Alternative Proteins: How to Secure Europe’s Food Future

This summary article examines the potential of alternative proteins for a sustainable and secure food system, based on a EPRS report.
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Tech and Big Data: Improving Trust in the Food Industry

This article explores the potential of digital technologies to revolutionize food safety and rebuild consumer trust.
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Sustainable Food: How to Unlock the Hidden Benefits

This summary article based on a EAT study, explores the challenges and opportunities of sustainable food and how it can help the environment.

Food Loss: Technology and Food Science to the Rescue

Up to half our food gets wasted, read this summary article (backed by IFT & FAO) and learn how science and tech can fight food loss.

The Truth about Food Additives – Facts vs Fiction

Read this summary article which dives into the world of food additives, their purpose, safety, and how they benefit the food supply.

Exposing food fraud: the new hidden truth

Discover food fraud secrets, its impact and how to prevent it, by reading this article based on trusted sources from experts on food safety.

Food Systems transformation based on a new economic system

Read the following summary article based on a global policy report by The Food Systems Economics Commission about how to transform food systems.
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Food (Safety) Trends 2024

Read this article on the latest and expected trends in the food industry and food safety in 2024, based on reports by the EIT, World Bank Group, etc.
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The Food Systems Countdown 2023

Read this summary article on the state of food systems worldwide in 2023, based on the report "The Food Systems Countdown”.

Early warning food safety AI tools

Read the summary article based on the recently published report by FAO “Early warning tools and systems for emerging issues in food safety”.
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On the European Food Chain

Read this summary article based on the report "Key figures on the European Food Chain" to gain insight on the European food chain.

Introducing Scorecards in Italian

Not all parameters are easily measurable: but with our Scorecards, now in Italian, you can assess your company’s performance with a simple test.

Reimagining economic growth in Africa  

Read the following summary article based on the report from the “McKinsey Global Institute” on how to boost economic growth in Africa.

Food chain: Working with Smallholders

Read this summary based on "Working with smallholders", an handbook for firms building sustainable supply chains released by the IFC.
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Risks in the EU food supply chain

Read this summary article based on the analysis "Risks and vulnerabilities in the EU food supply chain" by the European Commission
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Food Traceability: A Digital Revolution

Read the article about how digital technologies can improve traceability in food systems based on reports from WHO, EIT and The World Economic Forum.
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The challenge of plant-based foods

Read the following article providing insights on the increasing trend of plant-based products and the safety challenges they could pose.

Impact of disasters on food security

Read a summary on the FAO report on how disasters can impact agriculture and food security and what actions should be taken to prevent that
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The importance of food safety culture

Read the article about the importance of food safety culture and how to boost it within companies based on guidance by the FDA and the GFSI.

The New Era of Smarter Food Safety

Read about how digitalization and Industry 4.0 will change the way we approach food safety, based on a summary from FDA and SSAFE reports.

Food security assessment 2023-2033

Read here the summary of the USDA report on the assessment on food security in low and middle income countries for 2023-2033.

Customer trends and new food sources

Read here a summary on customer trends and new food sources. Further, this article presents how these trends can impact food safety.

Developing sustainable and resilient agrifood value chains in conflict-affected contexts by FAO

Read here the summary of the FAO article on developing sustainable and resilient agrifood value chains in conflict-prone and conflict-affected contexts.

Unleashing the power of finance for sustainable food systems

Read here the summary of the World Economic Forum article on Green Returns: Unleashing the Power of Finance for Sustainable Food Systems.

iMIS e-learning Food Safety in Tanzania at iLearn Centre

Read here about our new project on boosting food safety in emerging countries. iLearn Centre in Tanzania will give the iMIS e-learning food safety course.

The interplay between Food Safety and Food Security

This page talks about the interplay between Food Safety and Food Security. The connection between these concepts is demonstrated throughout the presentation.

The Future of sustainable protein in Asia-Pacific

Read here a summary of the article by the World Economic Forum on the future of sustainable protein in the APAC region. Three experts share their views.

Traceability in the Global Food Chain

Read here for more information about the importance of traceability, transparency, and visibility in the global food supply chain.

Webinar access to Global Markets BPWA

On Wednesday 17th of May the BPW-A and QAssurance organized a collaborative event about gaining access to global markets through certification.

Market Matching event AGREA in the Philippines

George represented QAssurance on the March 13th at the AGREA Market Matching event to connect innovative Dutch companies with the Filipino Agro-food industry.

Food safety guide Asia and the Pacific

Read here the FAO guide to food safety in Asia and the Pacific. This article introduces the food safety toolkit on the less-known aspects of food safety.

Fighting Climate Change to alter Agri-Food Systems

Read here an overview of the program for the Asia-Pacific Rural Development and Food Security Forum by the ADB and about fighting climate change.

Made by Africa: creating value through integration

Hereby a summary of made by Africa: creating value through integration published by the ITC. Read here about attractive African value chains.

The future of food safety, a foresight report by FAO

Hereby a summary of the FAO paper on the future of food safety, a foresight report published in 2022. Read here about the drivers and trends.

Bioeconomy: transforming the agrifood systems

Hereby a summary of the sustainable and circular bioeconomy in the climate agenda and opportunities to transform agrifood systems written by the FAO.
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Participating at the NABC Ambassador Dinner 2022

On the 24th of November was NABC annual Ambassador dinner. Our iMIS Export team joined and shares its experience of the yearly event.
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Workshop Food Safety and Export with Nigerian companies

On the 5th of December a delegation of Nigerian food organisations visited us to discuss food safety compliance and how to export.

Automation in agriculture to change agrifood systems by FAO

Hereby a summary of the FAO paper on The State of Food and Agriculture in 2022. Read about agricultural automation and how it helps agrifood systems.

The new MSME economy Post-Pandemic Drivers for Growth

The new MSME economy Post-Pandemic Drivers for Growth was written by the APEC Business Advisory Council and released in October 2022. Hereby a summary of it.
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WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022-2030

Read here about the summary of WHO Global Strategy for food Safety 2022-2030 and how QAssurance can contribute to it.
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Progress on food and agriculture: SDG indicators by FAO

Read here a summary of the FAO report on "Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators" which proposes analysis and trends on indicators.
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Visiting Youth World Food Day 14th of October

There will be a great discussion about food at the Youth World Food Day. Food security, sustainability and awareness are essential topics every age to discuss. 
The Food Export team goes to Rwanda

The Food Export team goes to Rwanda

The Food Export Team traveled to Rwanda with the purpose of networking, checking the iMIS Food status at Winnaz, and attending the Poultry Africa fair.

NLinBusiness event: NL international business day

On the 9th of september Nele and George went to the NL international business day event hosted by NLinBusiness, to learn about new markets and to network.

Visiting the Fairafric chocolate factory in Ghana

As part of the Food Export Program Nele Adade visited Fairafric, a chocolate manufacture close to Accra, Ghana to learn more about their work.

Checklist for the coming FDA food traceability rule

A stringent food traceability law will go into effect on November 7 imposed by the FDA. It will apply to the "high-risk items" linked to food-borne illnesses.

Remarks by FDA Deputy Commissioner at the IAFP

In August 2022, Frank Yiannas, the FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response gave a speech at the International Association for Food Protection.

Innovation in agri-food chains Asia and the Pacific

The article examines innovation taking place along the entire food supply chain, including production, manufacturing, and retailing.

3th training with Profound GMP / HACCP in Uganda

On August 2nd, we collaborated with Profound by doing a training. The content was about HACCP and GMP. The participants were from SME food companies in Uganda.

BioFach visit 2022: International Organic Fair

In July, QAssurance employees Andrada Mierlut and Nele Adade visited the BioFach in Nürnberg for networking purposes and supporting nuTIQ at the fair.

Transdisciplinary co-creation for food safety challenges

Co-creation, knowledge sharing, and transdisciplinary partnerships will bring us forward to tackling the forthcoming problems in the FMCG industry.

Digital traceability for sustainable value chains

Companies need transparency throughout their supply chains. Traceability implies inter cooperation across the whole value chain and requires collaboration.

Enabling market potential FMCG in the Philippines

The following page shows a post of Cherry Atilano, about the signing an agreement between AGREA and QAssurance about working together.

Digitalisation in Agriculture for emerging countries

Digitalisation in agriculture offers the potential to build more efficient, ecologically sustainable, and inclusive agri-food systems inline with SDGs

QAssurance at ‘Africa Works!’ 28th of June 2022

On 28th June 2022, QAssurance participated in the Africa Works conference in The Hague, organized by NABC.

NABC (Netherlands-African Business Council)

The NABC, has the expertise and knowledge working in African countries, therefore we became a member to ensure we can improve our food security program.

The Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR)

GFSR is a global food safety resource provide information and training on food safety trends, regulatory compliance, industry standards, and more.

GMP Online Webinar for African SMEs/Smallholders

To enable SMEs in East Africa Good Manufacturing Procedures are key to maintain the quality of the food products and the power of the enterprises.

Collaboration between QAssurance and Agrea

We partnered with Agrea to expand services to the Philippines, home to one of the largest agri-sectors in Asia, and develop opportunities for Southeast Asia

Food Safety Online training material

It is critical that information be shared among stakeholders in order to improve food security, food safety and local economy by theory and practice.

ProFound collaboration with QAssurance

To unite forces QAssurance has collaborated with ProFound, the company has an immense knowledge and experience in working in developing countries.
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1-2 Taste collaboration with QAssurance

QAssurance launches a partnership with 1-2 Taste, to achieve global reach for iMIS Food. 1-2 Taste offers a digital trade platform worldwide

Food Safety Status in African countries

This presentation sums up the Food Safety status in Africa. It covers Food Safety management status, governance, actors involved, and certification status.

Food Export Program case Winnaz

On the page, more information is given about the program with the Winnaz Rwanda case. A video is accompanied to have a clear idea of the program.

Market attractiveness: African emerging countries

In this article you can read more about African emerging countries and their market attractiveness.
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Food Safety certification status in African countries

In this article you can read more about the current Food Safety certification status in Africa and how iMIS Food Global enhances Food Safety
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FOGA Organic Gum implementing iMIS Food Global

FOGA Organic Gum from Sudan started the implementation of iMIS Food Global. The iMIS Food server in Rotterdam is set up for FSSC22000 certification.
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Nigeria: Status Food Safety issues and challenges

In this article you can read what the current state and challenges of Food Safety in Nigeria is and what initiatives there are to improve this situation
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Food safety projects in African countries

The GFSP report reveals that more than half of the donor-funded food safety projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) emphasis on export markets food safety.
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Food Safety status in African countries

Food safety is linked either directly or indirectly to the fulfilment of the SDGs, to ending hunger and poverty, promoting good health and well-being.
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Latin America, current food safety compliance status

Food Safety Compliance status in Latin America has been summarized in a table. We looked at different standards and looked at the difference between regions.
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Food materials for European market clearance

European Food Law is a hard and wide-ranging subject to study. The General Food Law Regulation makes sure that people's lives are well protected.
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