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Leading News
Australian government grant enables pilot programme to track melons, berries and leafy greens via blockchain

The Australian government has announced further investment in an advanced blockchain traceability system that will help protect the country’s clean, green and safe food image - and boost export opportunities for farmers. Agriculture, drought and emergency management minister David Littleproud said North Sydney-based FreshChain Systems will use A$195,000 in Traceability Grants Programme funding to digitise end-to-end traceability in horticulture across Australia.

Leading News
Aluminum traceability system receives $5 million in funding from Canadian government

Canada: Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Mélanie Joly announced $5 million in funding through Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions for a traceability system to be used by the Canadian aluminum industry. 

Anti-Counterfeiting Regulations
India to enforce law preventing retailers from selling edible oil in loose form

The Centre has advised state governments to enforce a law preventing retailers from selling edible oil in loose form. In an advisory issued by Nidhi Khare, principal secretary, department of consumer affairs, said, “It is requested that prevention of adulteration may be enforced and the concerned officers may be directed to ensure that the edible oils meant for sale as pre-packaged commodity are sold in their prescribed sizes and not in loose form. 

Latest Product Implementation
Irish banks launch new £20 banknotes on De La Rue's Safeguard® polymer

Bank of Ireland and Danske Bank launched their new £20 banknotes, printed on De La Rue’s SAFEGUARD® polymer substrate and incorporating a De La Rue holographic stripe featuring DEPTH™ IMAGE and DUAL™ IMAGE respectively into the window of each note. This will be followed by the launch of the Ulster Bank £20 polymer note later this year.

Anti-Counterfeiting Projects
EU project PROTECHT to end this month

The EU-funded PROTECHT (Providing Robust High Technology Tags Based On Linear Carbon Nanostructures) project to develop advanced anti-counterfeiting identifiers using the latest scientific knowledge is going to end this month. 

Luxembourg: Verifying Authenticity With Liquid Crystal-derived Anti Theft Encoding (CORDIS)

Tender Awarded
BALTIJAS BANKNOTE SIA AWARDED EU Tender for delivery of Selkabsdyrpas

Title: EU passport for seal pet passport, Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)Value excluding VAT: 1,555,200.00 DKK, Short Description: The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration offers a framework agreement for the delivery of EU pet passports, cf. EU Regulation No. (EU) 2013/577. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is responsible for purchasing passports, but forwards the passports to veterinarians with Danish authorization as well as to veterinarians in the Faroe Islands and Greenland, who are responsible for issuing the passports themselves.

Request for Proposal (RFP's)

Description: Contract for the supply of printing inks for the production of euro banknotes ES2-10, Deadline:30 September 2020, Contact person: FP ECA - Office for EU-Contract awarding (awarding authority), E-mail:

Global Tenders
  • India: Bank Note Press, Dewas invites EOI for Global OEMs for Manufacturing Partnerships under Make in India, Deadline: 08 Sep 2020
  • India, Haryana: Implementation of high-security holograms with QR based track and trace system, Deadline: 03 Sep 2020
  • Nepal:Nepal Rastra Bank invites tenders for Designing, printing and supply of banknotes, Deadline 02 Sep 2020
  • France: Ministere Des Armees invite tender for RFID system for the management and traceability of AIA CP Aeronautical tools, Deadline: 01 Sep 2020
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Statistics Update
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Fuel adulteration causes a loss of around Rs 10,000 crore annually to Indian economy. In the last five years, a total of 5,605 cases of fuel adulteration have been registered in the country, out of which 72 retail outlets have already been permanently shut down. 

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