RWANDA – The Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS) has been transformed into the Rwanda Standards Board to boost its capacity and efficiency.
UGANDA – The state minister for trade, David Wakikona, has pledged to make drastic changes in the tea sector.
UGANDA – Shoprite Supermarket in Naalya and Tuskys retail stores in Bwaise were among the 15 shopping outlets that Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) closed over failing to observe minimum health and safety standards.
SOUTH AFRICA – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has put a temporary lid on additional trade restrictions imposed on imports of frozen potato chips.
SOUTH AFRICA – Some of the country’s major retailers have been implicated in a food labelling scandal that could see consumers suffering from diarrhoea, vomiting and, in severe cases, death.
SOUTH AFRICA – Brandy drinkers who consider themselves connoisseurs will have something to cheer about, as new rules may mean an improvement in the quality of premium brandy.
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.