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 […]

South Africa publishes new meat processing regulations to curb listeriosis outbreak

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s new regulations set to curb outbreak of listeriosis published by the Department of Trade and Industry now give effect to the guidelines for the processed meat industry as laid out […]

Rwanda becomes the first African country to ban all single-use plastics

RWANDA – Rwanda becomes the first country in East Africa to issue a complete ban on all single-use plastics a move that goes hand in hand with the country’s commitment of environmental protection. Single-use plastics […]

Nigeria to increase tax base with introduction of excise duties on soft drinks

NIGERIA – The Federal Government of Nigeria is considering placing excise duties on carbonated soft drinks in bid to broaden its revenue base. According to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab […]

South Africa drafts a bill on feed, pet food and fertilizer manufacturing

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has proposed changes to the Feeds and Pet Food Bill and the Fertiliser Bill, governing the regulation and licensing of facilities that […]