Rwanda Standards Board launches online platform to automate its services

RWANDA – The Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has launched a Single Window Information for Trade (SWIFT), a US$ 125,000 project financed by USAID Rwanda through TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), effectively automating all its services. The automation is expected to drastically reduce the time and cost of seeking various services from the board by the business community and other clients due to shift from the manual system that required many physical visits to the board. Among the new and enhanced services now available online are applications for System Certification, Training, Made…

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Rwanda National Police dispose of nabbed substandard alcoholic brands

RWANDA – The Rwanda National Police (RNP) have disposed of over 2,020 litres of assorted illicit and substandard alcohol seized from producers and local bars in Kirehe District in partnership with local leaders and residents. The psychotropic drinks valued at over Frw 2 million (USD 1927.37) include Gubwa neza, bonne chance, Ubuzima ntabwo, Imanzi, Gikundiro Tangawizi and Isano Ginger Drink. Psychotropic drinks affect how the brain works and cause changes in mood, awareness, thoughts, feelings, or behavior. The drinks were produced without approval from Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) and used…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards urges milk processors to bolster quality of products

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards has during a training for milk processors, suppliers and farmers from Kilosa and Mvomero in Morogoro Region, urged the stakeholders to raise the quality of their products to meet the required standards within and outside the country. They were also encouraged to raise the output of milk products to meet the demand for the domestic market as well as the regional markets. “The training to key stakeholders in the milk industry is of paramount importance in imparting skills on how to process high…

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NAFDAC dismisses claims of use of pesticides banned in EU in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria, has dismissed the intimation that 40 percent of the registered brands of pesticide products used in Nigeria are either banned or restricted for use by the European Union (EU), thereby threatening the lives of people, animals, and the environment in Nigeria. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye in a statement said that NAFDAC is an ISO: 900: 2015 Quality Management System (QMS) certified organization that has put in place procedures to enable the Agency to…

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