Grand Parade to sell 10% stake in Spur Corporation

SOUTH AFRICA – Grand Parade Investments (GPI), a South African restaurant and gaming group, has said it will sell its 10% stake in Spur Corporation back to the steakhouse company, freeing it up to focus […]

Uganda imposes quotas on Kenya’s poultry products to protect local industry

UGANDA – The Ugandan government has imposed import quotas on Kenyan poultry products as it moves to protect the country’s local poultry industry. In a letter by Uganda Commissioner of Animal Health at the Ministry […]

NAFDAC suspends implementation of new tariffs on food products, others

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has suspended the implementation of the new tariffs on food, pharmaceutical and allied products. The regulator had commenced implementation of the new standards […]

Uganda’s fish processing factories reopen as stocks improve

UGANDA – At least four fish processing factories in Uganda have resumed operations on the back of improved fish stocks across the country. According to the Uganda Fish Producers and Exporters Association (UFPEA), the factories, […]

Chr. Hansen delivers a solid sales growth in Q3 as emerging markets disappoint

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen has reported solid organic revenue growth of 9% in the first nine months, while poor economic environment in emerging markets weighed down sales in the Natural Colors and Animal Nutrition segments. […]

EU assessment shows similarly branded food products differed in composition

EU – The European Commission has published the results of a study showing that similarly or identically branded food products across the European Union differed in composition. The study which involved an analysis of nearly […]

‘Health’ in plant-based dairy presents potential for brands, DuPont report

USA – DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences report reveals that the ‘health’ aspect in plant-based dairy alternatives presents a strong potential for brands seeking to meet consumer demand for nutritious products. In addition to health benefits, […]

Zambia, DRC to sign maize supply pact to ease shortage

ZAMBIA – The government of Zambia has unveiled that it is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) that will see Zambia export maize to the Central African […]

Nigerian Shea butter dealers commit US$30m for processing plants

NIGERIA – Agro dealers in the Nigerian Shea industry have committed about US$30 million to facilitate setting up a number of shea processing factories in the country. The Director, Nigeria Agribusiness Register, Roland Oroh, said […]