Standards body opens new regional office in Kisumu to improve efficiency

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has opened a new regional office in Kisumu, Western Kenya, as it seeks to strengthen its service delivery and efficiency across the country The new ultramodern facility […]

Rwanda’s parliament approves ban of single-use plastics

RWANDA – Rwanda’s parliament has passed a draft law prohibiting the manufacture, importation, use and sale of single-use plastic items in the country, a move that reiterates commitment to environmental protection. Single-use plastics are used […]

Efficient and harmonised food regulatory systems key to growth of food industry – AFMASS EA delegates

KENYA – Stakeholders in the food industry have underscored the importance of harmonised and efficient food safety regulatory systems towards realising growth of the sector. Speaking during a three day conference which brought together food […]

Zimbabwe grain millers embark on countrywide price monitoring initiative

ZIMBABWE – The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has embarked on a countrywide price monitoring initiative that seeks to eradicate unwarranted price increases on major commodities across the retail market in the country. GMAZ, […]

Coca-Cola South Africa reformulates beverages to cushion against sugar tax

SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola South Africa has reduced sugar content as part of its interventions to curtail the effect of the recently introduced tax on sugary drinks and present healthier products in the market. According […]

Rwanda Standards Board to introduce new feature in anti-counterfeit drive

RWANDA – The Rwanda Standards Board is set to introduce a special logo of standards, the ‘S-MARK’, on approved products in a bid to promote reduction of counterfeit products and improve visibility in the international […]

Standards body clears Jetlak Foods’ peanut butter back to market

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the standards regulatory body in Kenya, has lifted an earlier ban on Nuteez Peanut Butter, produced by Jetlak Foods Limited. Following recent inspections at its processing facilities, […]

Africa’s free trade deal reaches minimum required ratifications for implementation

AFRICA – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), an agreement trade between participating African countries , has received the minimum number of ratification needed to come into effect. This comes after Gambia signed the […]

Nigerian Legislators back country’s biosafety agency efforts in regulating GMOs

NIGERIA – Nigerian legislators have backed the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in its efforts towards regulating modern biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the country. Chairman House Committee on Environment and Habitat, Obinna […]

Zimbabwe’s Delta Corporation gets ISO quality management certification

ZIMBABWE – Delta Beverage Corporation Limited, a leading beverage manufacturer in Zimbabwe, has received the ‘ISO 9001-2015 Quality Management System’ certification for its Delta Technical Institute training centre. ISO 9001-2015 is the international standard that […]