Grain millers of Zimbabwe fault bakers’ attempt to double bread price

ZIMBABWE – Grain Millers’ Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has faulted attempt by bakers to increase the price of bread, saying that the attempt was not justified by a rise in the cost of wheat. According […]

Tanzania’s food regulator to remove ‘unnecessary’ clearance procedures at the Port

TANZANIA – Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) plans to remove unnecessary food and drug clearance procedures at the Dar es Salaam port to ease the burden of storage fees incurred by business people. The authorities […]

Associated Foods of Zimbabwe implements ISO 22 000 targeting export market

ZIMBABWE – The spreads and nuts company, Associated Foods of Zimbabwe (AFZ) has implemented ISO 22 000 food safety management system to enhance conformity to international standards with an eye on the export market. 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 […]

Carrefour joins the IBM Food Trust platform to implement food traceability standard

EUROPE – Carrefour, a European leader in food traceability through the gradual application of blockchain technology to its Carrefour Quality Line products, has joined other participants involved in building the IBM Food Trust platform. The […]

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 […]

FDA to examine use of ‘milk, cheese, and yogurt’ terms in labeling plant-based products

USA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States is reviewing the use of dairy food names like ‘milk’, ‘cheese’, ‘yogurt’ in the labeling of plant-based food and beverages. The FDA is […]

Danone becomes first corporate venture fund to receive B Corporation Certification

USA – Danone Manifesto Ventures, the New York-based venture arm of Danone, has announced that it has become the first corporate venture fund to achieve B Corporation Certification independently. This prestigious designation follows a rigorous […]