Liberia, Ghana sign Technical Corporation Pack for certification and testing of fish for EU export market

LIBERIA – The government of Liberia through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) and the Ministry of Commerce have signed a Technical Cooperation pack with the Ghana Standard Authority as a temporary arrangement for […]

AfDB launches agriculture and food security joint Thematic Working Group in Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST – The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) under the auspices of the Joint Secretariat Support Office (JSSO), […]

Rwanda, Uganda ban seven suspended Kenyan peanut butter brands

EAST AFRICA – In the wake of suspension of seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on 4th November 2019, the Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and […]

TruTag raises US$7.5m in funding to commercialize its edible barcodes solutions

USA – TruTag Technologies, a company that develops microscopic, edible barcodes to authenticate food and medications has raised US$7.5 million in its series C funding round. TruTag said that the funding will be used to […]

Tetra Pak unveils new guidelines on best-practice for yogurt products

SWITZERLAND – Processing and packaging solutions provider, Tetra Pak has launched new best-practice lines for yoghurt products – a suite of expert services which support a wide variety of yoghurt innovations to address growing consumer […]

Kenya invites proposals to inform finalization of draft Food Safety policy

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Ministry of Health in Kenya are inviting stakeholders to submit their views on the proposed food safety regulations. The Ministries are working in conjunction […]

Del Monte Kenya reiterates commitment to promoting environmental and food safety

KENYA – Leading fruits processor in Kenya, Del Monte Kenya has reiterated its commitment in promoting environmental and food safety in its facilities and operations following a recent expose on river water pollution that was […]

Ghanaian varsity develops technology to detect substandard rice

GHANA – The school of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Queen’s University of the UK has developed a technology that detects substandard rice. The technology seeks to among […]