KENYA – Government has merged eight agricultural regulatory bodies into new departments following the operationalisation of new agriculture laws.
NIGERIA – Philip Sigley, the chief executive of Federation of Cocoa Commerce (FCC), said on Tuesday the body has extended its consultation period on changes proposed to physical cocoa contracts used globally to September 4 from a previous deadline of August 17.
KENYA – The Health ministry has directed its officials at the counties to suspend nearly all the alcoholic drinks cleared by the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) two months ago.
ZIMBABWE – The Government is set to launch the Zimbabwe Quality Standards Regulatory Authority to ensure that products meet quality, safety and health standards Deputy Minister of Industry and commerce Chiratidzo Mabuwa said.
KENYA – The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute has said there are high levels of aflatoxin in milk produced in the country.
UGANDA – Five Tuskys Supermarket stores in Uganda have been cleared by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) following a health inspection that was triggered by the discovery of rotten meat on sale in one of its outlets.
KENYA – Local alcoholic drinks manufacturer London Distillers has raised alarm over the increased counterfeiting of alcoholic products in the country.