Kenyan Standard body suspends supply of seven peanut butter brands over aflatoxins contamination

KENYA – Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government’s standards agency has suspended seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market following test results undertaken by the agency which signified high level of Aflatoxin than […]

Nigeria’s regulator clears NBC’s Eva bottled water safe for drinking

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cleared Nigerian Bottling Company’s Eva bottled water safe for consumption. The regulatory agency said that following its default in two batches […]

FoodDrinkEurope welcomes adoption of new EU regulation on industrial trans fats

EUROPE – FoodDrinkEurope which represents Europe’s food and drink industry has welcomed the adoption of a new EU Regulation which sets a maximum limit on the use of industrial trans fats in foods. The new […]

Lactalis Indian subsidiary gets CCI nod to acquire Prabhat’s dairy business

INDIA – The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Tirumala Milk Products’ bid to acquire Prabhat Dairy’s subsidiary Sunfresh Agro Industries as well as the company’s dairy business. Tirumala Milk Products is a subsidiary […]

Zimbabwe bans animal imports from South Africa over foot-n-mouth

ZIMBABWE – The Zimbabwean government imposed an immediate suspension of imports on all live cloven-hoofed animals and their products from South Africa following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), reports the Herald. The government said […]

Zambia launches SADC harmonized certified-seed regulatory system

ZAMBIA – The government of Zambia has launched the Southern African Development Community (SADC) seed certification and harmonized seed regulation system, reports Lusaka Times. This puts Zambia in a position to produce and trade certified […]

Ethiopia holds international conference on pulses, oilseeds and spices

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia is holding an international conference on pulses, oilseeds and spices to liberate on strengthening and expanding potential of the commodities in the market destinations, reports ENA. Jointly organized by Ministry of Trade […]