Tanzania Bureau of Standards exhorts entrepreneurs to effectively use trade fair

TANZANIA – Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has encouraged entrepreneurs to make efficient use of the 45th Dar es Salaam International Trade fair (DIFT) as it will educate them on various services, quality assurance and goods certification and registration of food business premises. The bureau will provide various services to entrepreneurs during the two weeks exhibitions organized by Tanzania Trade…

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Kenya National Food fortification summit roots for joint effort to enhance food fortification

KENYA – Stakeholders at the 2nd Kenya National Food fortification summit have emphasized the importance of concerted effort and multi-sectoral approaches to increase food fortification efforts for a nourished country. The summit running under the theme: “Creating an Enabling Environment for Food Fortification in Kenya” was organized to assess the progress made compared to challenges that were highlighted during the…

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Food safety indicators to be introduced in Sustainable Development Goals

WORLD – The World Health Organization (WHO) has discussed plans to include food safety indicators in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to track global and national progress and to reduce the health burden from unsafe food. Food safety Indicators are principles and guidelines for monitoring the performance of national food control systems. They could be introduced during the 2025…

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Sectoral Council on Agriculture, Food Security in Africa calls for harmonized policies

AFRICA – The Sectoral Council on Agriculture and Food Security (SCAFS), has called for the urgent need for the region to implement harmonized policies, and to operationalize regional instruments, in order to guarantee sustainable agricultural production, trade in commodities and to attain sustainable regional food and nutrition security. It had earlier in 2019 given a nod to harmonized procedures for…

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USDA to conduct review of product of USA meat label

U.S – The United States Department of Agriculture(USDA) is set to initiate a top-to-bottom review of the “product of USA”(POTUSA) meat label to enable a comprehensive, effective and lasting rule-making on the topic, following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) vote to strengthen its enforcement of the “Made in USA standard.” The USDA has implied that they together with FTC had…

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