CGA discloses consumer perspective on food safety in Kenya

KENYA – Consumers in Kenya are grappling with issues on the level of food safety awareness as well as perceptions about sanitation in markets and hygiene standards during food transportation and preparation. This is according to a survey by the Consumer Grassroots Association (CGA), an independent body that works towards a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all Kenyan grassroots…

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SON draws in on substandard mayonnaise cream in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has confiscated 400 bottles of fake, substandard and injurious Mayonnaise cream in Abakpa-Nike Community Market in the Enugu metropolis. The Public Relations Officer of SON in Enugu, Mr. Paul Iorkyaa, informed the raid was carried out after the organization’s marketing desk received a grievance of fake and injurious BAMA mayonnaise by a…

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National Biosafety Management Agency ascertains GMO safety in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, has guaranteed the safety of the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) released in Nigeria stressing that rigorous analysis and risk assessments had been carried out on them. Ebegba, who divulged this in Lagos, at a Sensitization Workshop on Biosafety; GMO Safety and Regulation, noted that since the commercialization of…

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NIAS calls on feed millers to comply with industry regulatory policies

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), a regulatory agency for animal science practice with powers to regulate all matters pertaining to animal husbandry in Nigeria, has cautioned feed business premises operators of the consequences of non-compliance to the regulations guiding the operations of feed milling industry in Nigeria. The feed business operators include feed mills, premix mills/importers…

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