Zimbabwe bans direct sales of maize to regulate trade amid dwindling production

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has banned the buying and selling of corn between private individuals and companies, and will only allow state owned Grain Marketing Board to be the sole buyer of commodity. […]

Kenyan standards body tightens compliance with rules on food additives

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has unveiled that it is seeking to make it mandatory for all companies seeking to introduce food additives to back approval requests with scientific studies proving they […]

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 […]

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 […]

FSSAI calls for colour-coded labels for high fat, sugar foods

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted several proposals in the new labelling regulations, mandating manufacturers to include red-color coding on labels of food containing high-fat, high-sugar and high-salt […]

Zimbabwe grain millers to halt supplies to overcharging retailers

ZIMBABWE – Millers under the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) have said that they will no longer supply retailers engaging in overcharging of basic commodities. This move seeks to further support the millers’ price […]

WFP partners with Ghana’s FDA to enhance food safety and quality

GHANA – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) towards ensuring food safety and quality in Ghana. The MoU will help assist in providing […]

ECOWAS adopts global certification benchmark for products

WEST AFRICA – The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Commission and the European Union (EU) have developed standards for the certification of some major products to boost the level of international trade. The […]

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 […]