ETHIOPIA – The Food, Medicine & Health Care Administration & Control Authority (FMHACA) has said that it will not renew the certificate of competence of two food supplement importers until additional product content information is provided.
UGANDA – Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has cleared Tuskys Supermarket, at Bwaise, a Kampala city suburb for reopening after almost a year of closure.
INDIA – India’s government is preparing to seek damages from Nestle after a food scare involving excessive lead in its hugely popular Maggi noodles that have also been taken off supermarket shelves in Kenya.
GHANA – The European Union (EU) Ambassador, has handed over a refurbished physiochemical Laboratory to the Food and Drugs Authority in Accra.
NIGERIA – In a bid to further encourage fairness in business transactions while promoting quality assurance in the real sector, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has inaugurated the nation’s first Metrology Institute in Enugu.
SOUTH AFRICA – KFC MD Doug Smart on Monday tried to calm customers following a hygiene scandal at the Braamfontein outlet last week.
EAST AFRICA – The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat is set to introduce 5,000 new standards to ease the movement of goods and services.
KENYA – The government will phase out hormonal fish breeding as part of measures to meet stringent export standards set by the European Union (EU) market.
KENYA – The inability of Kenyan farmers to meet stringent demands set by international companies looking to set up food business in the country is preventing them from opening more restaurants.
KENYA – Traders engaged in dumping of poor quality goods in Kenya could pay heavily if plans by the standards body bear fruit.