Unga Holdings seeks to offload assets of bakery unit to cold chain logistic firm BigCold

KENYA – Unga Group, a Kenyan-based holding company with investments in flour milling and manufacturing of human nutrition products and animal feeds has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Bigcold Kenya Limited for its subsidiary Ennsvalley Bakery Limited. The leading milling and baked goods company has indicated that the transaction is subject to meeting certain conditions prior to completion. Unga group first acquired a 52% stake in the baked goods company in 2015 for about Ksh 54O million (US$5 million) from Kenya’s sole inflight caterer NAS Holdings. The transaction…

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Cold storage and logistics firm BigCold gets Food Safety System Certification

KENYA – BigCold Logistics, Kenya’s leading cold storage and logistics company, has received the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), becoming the first food storage and transport company in East Africa to get the certification. The FSSC 22000 provides a framework for certifying and auditing Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS), which meets the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) benchmarking requirements, which ranks as the highest food safety standards in the world. In adopting FSSC 22000’s stringent requirements, BigCold said that it had implemented the most robust food safety management…

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