Tanzania Bureau of Standards appeals to entrepreneurs to obtain quality mark for products

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s standards watchdog, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), has urged entrepreneurs to acquire the quality standard mark for their products that will enable them to easily penetrate the East African market. The call was made by the TBS Marketing officer Rhoda Mayugu at the just ended 21st Jua kali/Nguvu Kazi (literally meaning manpower) micro, small scale entrepreneurs (MSMEs) exhibitions held in Mwanza, Tanzania. The exhibitions that started on Dec 2, 2021, attracted exhibitors from Tanzania, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. “Entrepreneurs should acquire TBS quality…

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India’s civil society groups voice concern over FSSAI’s draft GM foods regulations

INDIA – Citizens and civil society groups have raised concern on the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI’s) draft Genetically Modified (GM) foods regulations claiming it will give a leeway for entry of the goods into the country. Following years of hesitation on the issue, the FSSAI had released the draft regulations on GM foods on November 15, 2021 and sought public opinion over a period of 60 days.  With January 15 as the deadline for receiving feedback from the stakeholders, the groups have also demanded an extension…

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FDA publishes new interactive Reportable Food Registry database

U.S – The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new, interactive public data dashboard that allows anyone to view historical data from the Reportable Food Registry (RFR), an electronic portal for Industry to report when there is reasonable probability that an article of food will cause serious adverse health consequences. The Registry helps the FDA better protect the public’s health by tracking patterns and targeting inspections. “The RFR program helps our state and local partners better determine when to issue health alerts, take steps to remove harmful…

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