Malawi Bureau of Standards lifts ban on the use of tartrazine as a food additive

MALAWI – Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has lifted the ban on the use of food additive tartrazine that was being used in production of beverages such as squashes, cordials and other flavoured drinks. The […]

Bakhresa Group halts flour exports to Kenya on inapt tax rules

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group which operates one of the largest flour mill in Tanzania has suspended Kenya flour exports on changing rules and systems for exporting goods into the country. The company said frequent changes […]

Tanzania’s chicken import ban bites as shortage looms

TANZANIA – Tanzania is facing a chicken shortage with rising retail prices, months after banning importation of poultry from its neighbours in the East African Community. Speaking to The EastAfrican, Tanzania Poultry Breeders Association secretary […]

Canada’s ban on trans fat oils in foods officially kicks off

CANADA – Canada has officially marked the the beginning of a ban on its partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the largest source of industrially produced trans fat in foods. FoodingredientsFirst reports that trans fats raise “bad” […]

Japan scraps ban on liquid baby formula with new standards for manufacturers

JAPAN – Japan’s milk industry has welcomed its government’s decision to revise an ordinance that prohibited the production and sale of liquid baby formula, reversing the ban that had permitted powdered product only. According to […]

Kenya sighs relief as COMESA extends safeguards on sugar imports for 2yrs

KENYA – The regional trade bloc, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has approved an extension safeguarding Kenyan sugar industry from cheap imports from the region for two more years. According to Business […]