Kenyan retailer Naivas Supermarkets suspends sale of red meat pending quality assessment

KENYA – Naivas Supermarkets has suspended the sale of red meat across all its stores countrywide to allow for the results of independent testing of its meat and assessment of its supplier base. This follows […]

China’s salt intake among the highest in the world, new research

UK – China is confirmed to be among the nations in the world where salt intake is the highest, with most of its population consuming way higher than the recommended amount. According to a new […]

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 […]

Tanzania Meat Board embarks on efforts to strengthen meat quality and safety systems

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Meat Board (TMB) has embarked on a nationwide initiative to strengthen meat quality and safety systems in the country. TMB Registration Officer, Mr Geoffrey Sosthenes, says that the efforts seeks to […]

Ghana partners USAID in fish processors certification scheme to enhance safety

GHANA – Ghana in partnership with the USAID has launched a fish processors and traders certification programme aimed at enhancing safety along the value chain. The certification initiative dubbed “Class One Recognition Scheme” seeks to […]

Uganda partners with Commonwealth in developing new guidelines for the fishing industry

UGANDA – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) with partnership funding from the Commonwealth Standards Network has developed new guidelines to streamline the country’s fishing industry. According to UNBS, the new guidelines outline basic […]

Nigerian agency signs MoU to strengthen regulations on utilisation of GM foods

NIGERIA – The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) in Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on the regulation of animal biotechnology. Speaking during […]

Nigerian Bottling Company recalls Eva bottled water over quality concerns

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has recalled two batches of its Eva Premium Table Water over quality concerns of the product. This also follows a directive issued by the National Agency for […]

Nigerian government unveils plans of establishing national dairy policy

NIGERIA – The Federal Government of Nigeira has unveiled that it is in the process of establishing a National Dairy Policy that will help in boosting milk production as well as develop other dairy products. […]

Mozambique embarks on study to explore the potential of genetically modified maize

MOZAMBIQUE – The Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) has carried out a study on the genetically modified (GM) maize as it seeks to explore the potential of the biotechnology in enhancing food security. According […]