Uganda’s Chemiphar secures US$1m funding to facilitate agriculture exports

UGANDA – Chemiphar (U) Ltd, an internationally accredited analytical laboratory in Uganda, has received a total of US$1 million (UGX3.750 billion) funding aimed at boosting agriculture exports in the country. The funding was facilitated by […]

FSSAI proposes ban on junk food advertisements in and around schools

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has proposed a ban on junk food advertisements in and around school premises to protect school children from junk foods and unhealthy eating. This is […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s metal detector meets ‘gold standard’ requirement

UK – Thermo Fisher Scientific, an American biotechnology product development company has unveiled its latest metal detection technology which has met stringent standards set by UK leading retailer Marks & Spencer. The “gold standard” requirements […]

Dangote’s NASCON to drive growth in market share through product innovation

NIGERIA – NASCON Allied Industries Plc, a food processing company and subsidiary of Dangote Industries, is targeting to grow its more market share in Nigeria’s food sector through increased product range and innovation. Speaking at […]

Tata Global reorganizing to become diversified consumer products firm

INDIA – Tata Global Beverages Limited (TGBL) is looking to restructure its business with a goal of becoming a complete diversified consumer product company. According to an ET Retail report, the beverages-focused group may be […]

Uber Eats to begin testing food delivery by drone in the US

USA – Uber Eats, the online food ordering and delivery platform by Uber has said that it would start testing food delivery by drone in the region of San Diego, California as it ramps up […]

Seed Co reports 16% growth in revenues as profits increase four fold to US$9.07m

ZIMBABWE – Seed Co Limited, one of Africa’s leading seed producers, reported a 16% increase in revenues to US$73.4 million offsetting a 323% jump in after-tax-profit to US$9.07 million in the year ended March 31, […]

EFSA recommends maximum permitted levels of phosphates in food

EUROPE – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended the introduction of maximum permitted levels of phosphates used as additives in food supplements. The EFSA has warned that estimated total intake of phosphates from […]

Nigeria Eat n’ Go opens 100th fast food outlet in US$27.78m investment plan

NIGERIA – Eat n’ Go Limited, Nigeria’s franchisee for Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry gourmet frozen yoghurt, has opened a new outlet in Lagos. Speaking at the unveiling in Lagos recently, Patrick McMichael, […]

Unilever unveils wrapper-less ice cream multipack to tackle plastic waste

UK – Unilever has launched new wrapper-less multipack for ice cream, Solero Organic Peach to reduce plastic use in the home. The new pack uses 35% less plastic compared to the original pack and is […]