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 – A manager at Naivas supermarket chain was on Tuesday charged in a Nakuru court with offering for sale rotten poultry meat.
ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s liquidity crisis has hit local abattoirs hard in the past year forcing most to reduce production below 50%, according to Abattoirs Association of Zimbabwe chairman Godfrey Chanetsa.
KENYA – Government has announced plans to replace the out-of-date Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) factory with a new State-of-the-art plant.
SOUTH AFRICA – RCL Foods has significantly reduced its reliance on low-profit frozen chicken by producing smaller birds that can be sold at higher prices to restaurants.
NAMIBIA – Witvlei Meat abattoir will appear in the international arena this week after informing the Norwegian high court late last week of its intentions to sue for payment of N$50 million for its final consignment of 350 tonnes of Namibian prime beef to Norway.
SOUTH AFRICA – Preliminary antidumping duties against imports of frozen bone-in chicken from three of SA’s trading partners in the European Union have lapsed in the new year, opening the way for increased inflows until SA completes an antidumping investigation.
NIGERIA – To checkmate capital flight from Nigeria through fish importation, conservatively put at N125 billion, and encourage local production, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) instituted the policy to achieve 35 per cent reduction in annual fish importation.
UGANDA – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni yesterday joined the Hudani Manji family to officially launch another of their business line investments- Yo Kuku into the East African Market.
SOUTH AFRICA – Quantum Foods, the feeds and poultry business Pioneer Food Group spun off as a separate listing last month, said on Monday it had returned to profitability in terms of headline earnings for the year through to September.