AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2-4, 2019. More information can be found on the events…

South Africa Tiger Brands prepares against listeriosis class-action lawsuit

SOUTH AFRICA - Tiger Brands, a packaged-food company based in South Africa, announced that it is set to defend its position in the class action lawsuit against the company following the listeriosis outbreak of 2018. In a statement issued to Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the consumer goods company said it has received a summons in respect…

Nestle and Carrefour partner to offer full brand traceability using blockchain

FRANCE – Nestle and the French retail giant, Carrefour have partnered to use blockchain technology to offer full traceability of famous mashed potato brand, Mousline purée. Customers in France will be able to have full access to blockchain data for the product, enhancing transparency across the entire supply chain. Consumers can use their smartphone or…

Seba Foods Malawi recalls soya product over quality concerns

MALAWI - Seba Foods Malawi Limited, a subsidiary of Vamara Group, said it has deployed a team to withdraw the ‘Golden Goodness Tasty Soya’ with the labels 061818A and 061218A from the market following quality concerns of the product. According to a report by Malawi News Agency, the efforts follows concerns raised by the Competition…

Rwanda Standards Boards receives US$1m to boost food safety, trade

RWANDA – The Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has received a US$1 million fund aimed at facilitating the standards body adopt global practices and improve service delivery to enhance food safety and trade. The fund comes through a financing agreement between Trademark East Africa and RSB in Kigali, Rwanda, reports New Times Rwanda. The financing is…

Nestlé Nigeria commits to enhancing safe water accessibility

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment in providing access to clean safe drinking water as part of its overall goal of improving livelihoods in the communities it operates in. The food and beverage specialty company has continued to pursue its ambitions of enhancing quality of life and contribute to a healthier future through…

Danone’s venture arm invests in Impact Water Nigeria to enhance access to safe drinking water

NIGERIA – Danone, through its investment fund and social business incubator, Danone Communities has invested in Impact Water Nigeria to develop access to safe drinking water. Impact water is a social business operating an innovative model, with easy to maintain water treatment units to enhance access to safe drinking water to schools and communities in…

FDA advances implementation of agric water requirements for produce safety

USA – The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has announced that it is advancing new tools and science for implementing agricultural water requirements for produce safety. The agency has said the additional initiatives are meant to ensure the feasibility of federal requirements and incorporate lessons learned from recent outbreaks related to Romaine…

Tanzania launches US$34.11m project to combat aflatoxin and address food safety

TANZANIA – Tanzania has launched a new project through an investment worth US$34.11 million (TShs80 billion) that seeks to control Aflatoxin, reports Daily News. Speaking during the launch of the project dubbed as ‘Tanzania Initiative for Preventing Aflatoxin Contamination’ (TANIPAC), Agriculture Minister, Mr Japhet Hasunga, noted that the five-year project would also address food safety…

African Union launches new pan-African labelling and certification system

AFRICA - The African Organization for Standardization (ARSO), an African Union (AU) unit is set to introduce a new pan-African labelling and certification system to enhance access to international and regional markets for African Producers. The Eco Mark Africa (EMA) will be the continent’s first commonly accepted standard for goods that seeks to promote the…