Rwanda, Uganda ban seven suspended Kenyan peanut butter brands

EAST AFRICA – In the wake of suspension of seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on 4th November 2019, the Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and […]

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 […]

Tetra Pak unveils new guidelines on best-practice for yogurt products

SWITZERLAND – Processing and packaging solutions provider, Tetra Pak has launched new best-practice lines for yoghurt products – a suite of expert services which support a wide variety of yoghurt innovations to address growing consumer […]

Kenya invites proposals to inform finalization of draft Food Safety policy

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Ministry of Health in Kenya are inviting stakeholders to submit their views on the proposed food safety regulations. The Ministries are working in conjunction […]

Del Monte Kenya reiterates commitment to promoting environmental and food safety

KENYA – Leading fruits processor in Kenya, Del Monte Kenya has reiterated its commitment in promoting environmental and food safety in its facilities and operations following a recent expose on river water pollution that was […]

Ghanaian varsity develops technology to detect substandard rice

GHANA – The school of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Queen’s University of the UK has developed a technology that detects substandard rice. The technology seeks to among […]

Ideagen launches new software for the food industry as it marks 25th anniversary

UK – Ideagen, a UK based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software provider, has launched new and improved version of its Q-Pulse application as it commemorates the 25th anniversary of the software. Q-Pulse is used […]

FDA approves soy leghemoglobin as color additive in beef analog products

USA – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in uncooked ground beef analog products. This follows meat-alternative company Impossible Foods’ 2018 petition to have the ingredient […]