Nigeria’s standards body approves 168 new standards, national standardisation strategy

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Governing Council has approved 168 new Standards for publication and dissemination to various sectors of the country’s economy seeking to support the Federal Government’s economic diversification policy. The Council has also approved the first ever Nigerian National Standardisation Strategy (NNSS) 2020 – 2022, developed by SON to identify priority areas to focus on, based on national needs assessment. During a recent virtual meeting convened Chaired from Abuja by the PS, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI), Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, the…

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Nigeria drafts standards for African fermented condiments

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has drafted new standards for Nigerian condiments and spices that seeks to ensure continual improvement in the quality of seasoning with fermented condiments. The new standard, Nigeria Industrial Standard (NIS) for African Fermented Condiments, will also optimize traditional methods of seasoning to make the fermented condiments attractive and safe for human consumption both for the local and export market. The Head Food Group, SON Dr. Mrs Omolara Okunlola explains that the production of African Fermented Condiments has been on the increase due…

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Standard Organisation of Nigeria to review standards on cereal products

NIGERIA – Nigeria is set to develop new standards for cereal and cereal products that seek to boost breakfast meals with high dietary value. The Special Adviser to the Director General/Head, Public Relations, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr. ‘Bola Fashina, has disclosed that the new Nigeria Industrial Standards for Cereal and Cereal products is undergoing review by a Technical Committee. The move according to the committee, will also facilitate the certification of existing cereal and cereal products in the market in order to continuously guarantee consumers value for their…

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