International Atomic Energy Agency, FAO strive to ensure safety in animal products

ZAMBIA – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are working with Zambian experts to address drug resistant microbes as well as food contamination in meat and other animal products. The causes of food poisonings and contamination range from production and handling practices to the unsafe use of veterinary drugs among others. For many…

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Rwandan authorities seize counterfeit products in country

RWANDA – Rwandan authorities have seized counterfeit, substandard and expired products worth over USD 39,131.47 from shops in different parts of the country. The two-day operation code named OPSON XI, was conducted by the Rwanda National Police (RNP), Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (RFDA), Rwanda Inspection and Customer Protection Authority (RICA), Rwanda Association of Manufacturers (RAM),…

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KEBS launches investigation following Ferrero’s recall of chocolate products

KENYA – Following the recall of popular chocolate products by Italian candy maker Ferrero, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has launched an investigation to look into the products’ safety. The precautionary recall was due to the possibility of a link with a salmonella outbreak originating in the UK that has left mostly young children ill.  The number of cases…

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Food Standards Scotland appoints Heather Kelman as new Chair

SCOTLAND – Heather Kelman has succeeded Ross Finnie as the new Chair of the Food Standards Scotland (FSS), bringing along her over 40 years of experience in the public sector, including 10 years as a dietitian, and most recently as a strategic planner and senior manager within the NHS. NHS Scotland, is the publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland, and…

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