South Africa publishes new meat processing regulations to curb listeriosis outbreak

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s new regulations set to curb outbreak of listeriosis published by the Department of Trade and Industry now give effect to the guidelines for the processed meat industry as laid out […]

Coca-Cola to stock competitors’ products – directs Competition Authority of Kenya

KENYA – Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) wants Coca-Cola Sabco East Africa, subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to open up its distribution channels to competitors as one of the conditions following the authority’s approval of […]

Rwanda becomes the first African country to ban all single-use plastics

RWANDA – Rwanda becomes the first country in East Africa to issue a complete ban on all single-use plastics a move that goes hand in hand with the country’s commitment of environmental protection. Single-use plastics […]

TruTag raises US$7.5m in funding to commercialize its edible barcodes solutions

USA – TruTag Technologies, a company that develops microscopic, edible barcodes to authenticate food and medications has raised US$7.5 million in its series C funding round. TruTag said that the funding will be used to […]

Nigeria to increase tax base with introduction of excise duties on soft drinks

NIGERIA – The Federal Government of Nigeria is considering placing excise duties on carbonated soft drinks in bid to broaden its revenue base. According to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab […]

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria drafts policy on recycling of plastic waste

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in partnership with stakeholders in food industry have drafted a national policy on lifecycle of plastics with recycling of plastic waste, waiting approval by the relevant government […]

Trade costs of non-tariff measures doubles in the Asia-Pacific region

ASIA – Trade costs of non-tariff measures have now more than double that of tariffs in the Asia Pacific region, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia […]

Ghana Cocoa Board unveils accredited Quality Control Company Laboratory

GHANA – Quality Control Company (QCC), a subsidiary of Ghana cocoa Board has launched its QCC laboratory accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), for inspection of cocoa activities […]

South Africa drafts a bill on feed, pet food and fertilizer manufacturing

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has proposed changes to the Feeds and Pet Food Bill and the Fertiliser Bill, governing the regulation and licensing of facilities that […]