MAN appoints appoints Anegbe as new chairman of food and beverage sector

NIGERIA – Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has appointed Chief Patrick Anegbe as its new chairman of its Food, Beverage and Tobacco (FBT) sectoral group. Anegbe will hold the new office alongside his position as […]

EU supports Makueni county in implementation of food safety systems

KENYA – The County Government of Makueni, Eastern Kenya, has entered into partnership with Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT) and secured funding from the European Union (EU) through DANIDA to implement food safety systems […]

Zambia partners with USAID in commissioning first hybrid maize seed export to DRC

ZAMBIA – Zambian government in partnership with the South African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the USAID have commissioned the first hybrid maize seed export from Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This […]

FDA announces corporate agreement to implement produce safety rule

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have announced a new corporate agreement for the implementation of the produce safety rule. The Produce […]

European brewers to include ingredient and calorie counts on beer labels

EUROPE – European beer producer have committed to add ingredients and calorie information on all beer bottles and cans in the EU market by 2022. This follows the recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

Denmark becomes first country to ban use of PFAS in food packaging

DENMARK – Denmark will be the first country to ban PFAS chemicals which have been linked to cancer, elevated cholesterol and decreased fertility, from food packaging, starting next year. PFAS (perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals […]

Kenya’s standards body appoints Bernard Njiraini as managing director

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government agency responsible for governing and maintaining the standards and metreology has appointed Bernard Njiraini as its Managing Director for a three-year term. Bernard Njiraini was […]

Central Bank of Nigeria introduces new policy to regulate milk importation

NIGERIA – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned commercial banks and other authorised dealers from accepting Bills for Collections as means of payment for milk importation and its related products. Under the new […]

Cold storage and logistics firm BigCold gets Food Safety System Certification

KENYA – BigCold Logistics, Kenya’s leading cold storage and logistics company, has received the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), becoming the first food storage and transport company in East Africa to get the […]

US strikes trade deal with Japan on agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade

FRANCE – The United States and Japan announced a new trade agreement at the G-7 summit in France that will focus on agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade. U.S. President Donald Trump said the deal would […]