Tanzania Dairy Board confiscates smuggled milk products

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB), the country’s dairy industry watch dog has withdrawn from the market different counterfeit and unlicensed milk products that have been smuggled into the country from varied countries by some unscrupulous traders. They also seized expired milk products at various retail outlets and supermarkets within the country’s capital, Dodoma. The Registrar of Tanzania Dairy…

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China’s SAMR develops new consumer guidelines to avert sesame oil adulteration

CHINA – China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the regulator in charge of market order in China, has issued new consumer guidelines regarding sesame oil due to adulteration concerns. The regulator has implored consumers to be on the lookout for blended sesame oil by being more vigilant in checking the product labels. “Sesame oil is undoubtedly one of the…

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Ghana NBA roots for science as means of approving Genetically Modified products

GHANA – The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) and the Ministry of Science and Technology, which regulate Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), have declared that only proven scientific knowledge and not misinformation will inform their decision on whether to permit the open cultivation of the GM pod borer-resistant (PBR) cowpea. Research to produce Ghana’s variety of GM cowpea has been ongoing since…

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FDA-SENASICA-Cofepris convene to reflect on partnership strides

U.S – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico have held the premier Food Safety Partnership Annual Meeting, a significant milestone in food safety, as part of their ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and advance protections for consumers in both countries. The counterparts include the Federal Commission for…

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