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 […]

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 […]

Brazilian meat companies BRF and Marfrig end possible merger talks

BRAZIL – Brazilian meat processors, BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA have called off negotiations for a possible merger as announced in May this year. The companies which were set to combine operations to […]

Tanzania Meat Board embarks on efforts to strengthen meat quality and safety systems

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Meat Board (TMB) has embarked on a nationwide initiative to strengthen meat quality and safety systems in the country. TMB Registration Officer, Mr Geoffrey Sosthenes, says that the efforts seeks to […]

Danish Crown’s Tulip to invest US$12m in UK bacon plant expansion

UK – Tulip food company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danish Crown is investing US$12 million (£10 million) in capacity expansion at its Redruth bacon factory in Cornwall, UK. This is part of the company’s strategy […]

Nigeria to partner local varsities in US$100.37m programme to revive poultry sector

NIGERIA – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled a US$100.37 million (N36 billion) university-based programme that seeks to revive the country’s poultry sector. The programme will provide infrastructure that will support sustainable production […]

Tanzania, Netherlands sign five-year deal to boost aquaculture and poultry subsectors

TANZANIA – Tanzania has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Netherlands to improve performance of Tanzania’s poultry and aquaculture subsectors. The deal will be implemented over the next five years through a public-private partnership […]

McCain Foods invests in US chicken nuggets startup Nuggs

USA – Maker of potato specialties and appetizers, McCain Foods has invested in New-York based chicken nuggets startup, Nuggs as it looks to strengthen its position in plant-based solutions. Nuggs, co-founded by 19-year old Australian […]

Tyson Foods adds two new flavors to Grabits chicken range

UK – Tyson Foods has unveiled two new flavor variants of its Grabits Chicken range in the UK to offer customers with flavorful products that are as well high in protein. The limited edition flavors: […]

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 […]