FDA considers requirement to label sesame as an allergen on packaged foods

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation into the prevalence and severity of sesame allergies in the United States with a possible consideration for a requirement to label sesame […]

United Kingdom hikes wine duty but freezes duty on beer, spirits and cider

UK – United Kingdom Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced that duty tax on wine will increase while that on beer, spirits and cider would remain the same in line with the rate of inflation, effective […]

Karan Beef and PIC deal to go ahead despite collusion fine

SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Commission has said that Karan Beef’s collusion fine may unlikely affect its buyout deal with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), reports Business Day. “In no way does this investigation into […]

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 […]