Japan receives approval to export dairy products to the EU

ASIA – Japan has received the approval of the European Commission to export dairy products to the European Union following the request of the same. According to the Dairy Reporter, Japan had made a request to the EC for authorization to export raw milk, dairy products, colostrum and colostrum-based products that have undergone non-specific treatment…

Tyson Foods voluntarily recalls 69,093 pounds of chicken strips on possible metal contamination

USA – Tyson Foods has voluntarily recalled approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products on fears that they could possibly be contaminated with pieces of metal. After two consumers reported they found fragments of metal in the products, the company issued a voluntary recall of the products produced on November 30, 2018. They…

Nestle rebrands and adds four new variants to Rowntree’s Randoms range

UK – Nestle has launched new variants of Rowntree’s Randoms, its randomly shaped, fruit flavoured sweets alongside rebranding of the Rowntree’s range to enhance a fresh look. The release coincides with the fruit-flavoured sweet range’s tenth anniversary. Sharing bags containing only Squish’ems (squishy foam and fruity jelly in one sweet), Foamies (foamy sweets) and now…

DSM underscores need for fortification in malnutrition at Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding

COTE D’IVOIRE - DSM Human Health and Nutrition has emphasized on the need for fortification as a solution to help overcome the challenge of malnutrition especially among children. Speaking in a panel at the Fourth Africa Day of School Feeding in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, the company strongly recommended innovative fortification solutions as safe and cost-effective…

Danone’s venture arm invests in Impact Water Nigeria to enhance access to safe drinking water

NIGERIA – Danone, through its investment fund and social business incubator, Danone Communities has invested in Impact Water Nigeria to develop access to safe drinking water. Impact water is a social business operating an innovative model, with easy to maintain water treatment units to enhance access to safe drinking water to schools and communities in…

Kenya Dairy Board defends new dairy regulations, says stakeholders consulted

KENYA – The Kenya Dairy Board (KDB), the dairy industry regulator body in Kenya, has defended the new dairy industry regulations that are set to be taken to be taken to the National Assembly before becoming law. The new regulations, which the Board says are meant to bring order into the sector, and which have…

Tanzania launches new modern cassava processing plant

TANZANIA – Tanzania has launched a new modern cassava plant, the Cassava Starch of Tanzania Corporation Limited (CSTC) located in the southern region of the country. The facility, which was constructed by a French firm, has the capacity to process 60 tonnes of raw cassava per day, equivalent to 25 tonnes of quality cassava flour…

Nigeria’s Champion Breweries reports decline in earnings in 2018 FY

NIGERIA - Champion Breweries Plc, a producer and marketer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Nigeria, reported a decline in its earnings by 0.28% to US$13.27 million during its 2018 financial year down from US$13.31 millionposted in the preceding year. The brewer also plunged into a net loss of US$0.74 million during the period under…

Packaging group Silafrica appoints Gavin Dehning as Group CEO

KENYA – African leading packaging supplier for the food, beverage and health industry, Silafrica has appointed Gavin Dehning as new Group CEO. He will lead the company operations mainly in East Africa and the surrounding regions, supporting the demand for world class plastic packaging solutions in the market. Prior to his appointment, Gavin worked with…

FDA proposes new funding across multiple US food safety systems

USA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new funding across multiple aspects of US food safety system which is meant to solidify the agency’s capabilities in food safety management. Additional funding aims to support innovations in technology and the new requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act…