TANZANIA – Marking of all imported goods which was scheduled to commence in 2014 now will be carried out this year, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has said.
UGANDA – A new study has revealed that populations living in Kampala and its surroundings are at a high risk of contracting liver diseases due to consuming foods contaminated with poisonous content.
AFRICA – With an improvement in the level of intra-African transactions and communication, African products would enjoy a boost at the global market coupled with the concomitant promotion of peace, integration and trans-border trade across the region, the African Organisation for Standardisation has said.
NIGERIA – With proper implementation, Nigeria will by the instrumentality of the National Quality Policy attain the goal of raising inter-African trade in non-oil from the current five per cent to 20 per cent by 2020.
KENYA – Kenya Revenue Authority is to introduce excise duty stamps through the Excise Goods Management System (EGMS) for beer, mineral water, juices and soft drinks.
RWANDA – Individuals and firms seeking services from the Rwanda Standards Board will no longer be required to make multiple trips to the agency’s offices, following the launch of an information portal that allows the public to access the services online.
UGANDA – Only four of 10 juice processors observe the basic recommended hygiene practices, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) executive director has revealed.
NIGERIA – The Federal Ministry of Health has received support from the European Union (EU)-funded National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) project to kick-off the implementation of the national policy on food safety in Nigeria.
ZAMBIA – The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has commissioned a US$20,000 packaging and testing equipment to meet regional standards
GHANA – A thirteen-member Board of Directors of the National Biosafety Authority has been inaugurated at a ceremony in Accra.