FDA Ghana presents licenses to MSMEs to enable seamless operations

GHANA – The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has presented licenses and some tool kits to some cottage/micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) under its Progressive Licensing Scheme (PLS) programme, to enable them operate properly under regulations. The 30 cottage industries from the Greater Accra region, who deal mainly in cereal production, particularly, “Tombrown”, a popular Ghanaian breakfast porridge,…

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South Africa’s Pioneer Foods recalls LiquiFruit, Ceres apple juice brands due to mould contamination

SOUTH AFRICA – Pioneer Foods, one of the largest food and beverage manufacturer in South Africa (SA), has announced a recall of several LiquiFruit brands owing to elevated levels of mould toxins, and Ceres apple juice products sold outside the homeland country. This comes barely a week after Appletiser, South African manufacturer of sparkling apple juice  announced a recall of…

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Eastern Africa Grain Council launches 2021 African Grain Trade Summit

AFRICA – The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has launched the 9th edition of the African Grain Trade Summit, a bi-yearly conference held to shape the strategic direction for the development of grain trade and the grain sector in Africa. The 3-day summit, hosted by EAGC in partnership with the government of Kenya and grain value chain stakeholders kicked off…

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Zimbabwe’s food manufacturers fail to meet fortification requirements

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s food manufacturers have faulted the sporadic supply of foreign currency as one of the many tailbacks that hinder them from  meeting the stipulated food fortification requirements, since most fortificants are imported. This follows recent ultimatum by the Ministry of Health and Child Care that manufacturers of food that require fortification risk having their products banned if they…

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Nigeria’s cooking oil manufacturer PZ Wilmar emerges as food fortification champion

NIGERIA – PZ Wilmar Limited, makers of Devon King’s and Mamador cooking oil brands, has been crowned as a champion in Quality Systems and Food Fortification. The company received the industry leader award while participating in the inaugural launch of Micro Fortification Index (MFI) which was held in Lagos recently. This MFI concept is powered by TechnoServe as part of…

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