Weekly News Scan – April 26th, 2021

Biden Signs Law that Makes Sesame the Ninth Major Food Allergen

The Washington Posts reports that President Biden has “signed into law a new measure that designates sesame as the ninth major food allergy.” “Sesame will join peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, dairy, eggs and wheat to make “the Big Nine” that account for about 90 percent of food allergy reactions.”

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What is Digital Transformation?

Datamation discusses the true meaning of digital transformation: “the process of not only transferring tasks and tools into the digital world, but also completely reinventing business processes and customer experiences because of new digital capabilities.”

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The CEA Food Safety Coalition Launches a Food-Safety Standard for Indoor Ag

According to The Spoon, there are no food safety standards for indoor environments. “This new certification process and the accompanying on-pack seal helps to unify CEA growers while also differentiating them from traditional field agriculture.”

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Velvet Ice Cream Recalls More than 90 Products Because of Listeria Risk

Food Safety News reports that “Velvet Ice Cream of Utica, OH, is recalling all of its ice cream and sherbet products made on or after March 24 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.”

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