Bakhresa flour mills receives ISO Certification for Azam brands

TANZANIA – Bakhresa Group, the operator of flour mills that manufacture Azam brand of wheat flours has received ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Certification for its four flour mills. The industrial conglomerate received certifications in Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2015), Food Safety Management System (ISO 22000: 2018), Occupation Safety and Health Management System (ISO…

Dangote Flour Mills initiates World ‘Puff Puff’ Day

NIGERIA – Dangote Flour Mills, the flour division of Africa’s largest indigenous industrial conglomerate Dangote Group has initiated the World ‘Puff Puff’ Day, aimed at celebrating home bakers and confectioners. Initiated by the President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, the day is to be celebrated on October 27 every year, a Punch report reveals. It honours…

UK government introduces policy to fortify all flour with folic acid to help babies

UK – The UK government has introduced a policy that all flour is to be fortified with folic acid after ministers swung behind a plan that medical experts say will reduce the number of babies born in the UK with serious birth defects. According to the Guardian, the policy which will be introduced within weeks,…

Bakhresa Group halts flour exports to Kenya on inapt tax rules

TANZANIA - Bakhresa Group which operates one of the largest flour mill in Tanzania has suspended Kenya flour exports on changing rules and systems for exporting goods into the country. The company said frequent changes in tax rules, instituted by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) have slowed its exports to Kenya and led to losses…

IFC invests US$25m in KazFoodProducts food processing group

ASIA - The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group is investing US$25 million in KazFoodProducts LLP food processing group of companies operating in grain milling and confectionary sectors. The investment aims at supporting the company’s expansion plans, boost Kazakhstan agricultural sector through diversification strategies as well as enhancing global food…

Bob’s Natural Foods recalls organic amaranth flour on presence of Salmonella

USA - Bob Red Mill, producer of whole grain and gluten-free foods in the US has voluntarily recalled 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour, after one of the flour lots tested positive on the presence of Salmonella. In an article by World Grain, the single lot of flour also had a sell-by date of Nov.…

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Food Business Africa magazine is the source of information for the professionals and businesses in the food, beverage, milling, baking and animal feed manufacturing sector in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The magazine incorporates Dairy Business Africa and African Grains, Milling & Feed magazine inserts that are part of the magazine The magazine reflects the publisher's…