RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

Kenyan retailer Naivas Supermarkets suspends sale of red meat pending quality assessment

KENYA – Naivas Supermarkets has suspended the sale of red meat across all its stores countrywide to allow for the results of independent testing of its meat and assessment of its supplier base. This follows […]

China’s salt intake among the highest in the world, new research

UK – China is confirmed to be among the nations in the world where salt intake is the highest, with most of its population consuming way higher than the recommended amount. According to a new […]

Carrefour Kenya reassures consumers of meat quality as expose reveals unregulated use of preservatives

KENYA – Carrefour Kenya has reassured consumers across the country of consistent meat quality offered on its shelves affirming that it does not use preservatives to prolong the shelf life of meat. This follows an […]

Nigeria’s regulator clears NBC’s Eva bottled water safe for drinking

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cleared Nigerian Bottling Company’s Eva bottled water safe for consumption. The regulatory agency said that following its default in two batches […]

Nigeria’s regulator clears NBC’s Eva bottled water safe for drinking

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cleared Nigerian Bottling Company’s Eva bottled water safe for consumption. The regulatory agency said that following its default in two batches […]

Uganda to introduce new regulation for coffee farming to boost quality and output

UGANDA – The government of Uganda through the Uganda Coffee Development Authority plans to introduce a new law to regulate coffee farming in a drive to boost quality and output. The new National Coffee Bill, […]

Nigerian manufacturers call on government to halt 50% increase in VAT

NIGERIA – The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has called on the Federal Government to halt the proposed increase on Value Added Tax (VAT) by 50 per cent. According to the president of the association, […]

Nigeria’s seasonings producer expands safety campaign on the use of Ajinomoto

NIGERIA – The West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), the Nigerian subsidiary of Japan based Ajinomoto Co. Inc, says it has extended the Ajinomoto safety awareness campaign to the South-Eastern part of the country. The […]

EU and Mercosur strike free trade deal for strategic relations

EUROPE – The European Union and Mercosur, a South American bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have signed a free trade agreement to boost both political and economic relations. The trade framework is part […]