INDIA – An Indian court on Thursday ruled in favor of Nestle in its battle to overturn a nationwide ban of its Maggi instant noodles, but demanded the popular snack be tested again for safety before it can go on sale again.
NIGERIA – Unilever, one of the nation’s leading consumer goods producers, has published a summary of the progress of its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan four years after it was launched.
KENYA – Kenya now wants its EAC partner states to come up with laws that would allow the seizing of properties owned by illicit liquor merchants and drug dealers.
KENYA – Kenya’s largest brewer EABL has moved to court seeking orders quashing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive on destruction of illicit liquor.
KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) targets to roll out new fool-proof quality stamps by August to help curb imported counterfeits and illicit alcohol in the domestic market.
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.