COMESA pens deal with Texas A&M AgriLife Research to support mycotoxin risk management

AFRICA – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA, have joined hands to support mycotoxin risk management involving aflatoxins and fumonisins for trade commodities and staples. COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe and Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director Dr. Cliff Lamb signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a virtual event conducted in…

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Bureau Veritas to showcase innovative solutions at 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit

KENYA – Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, will be showcasing their innovative solutions at the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit scheduled to take place from July 20-22 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Established in 1828, the Group has 80,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around…

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Zambeef Products eyes new markets with new ISO 22000 Certification

ZAMBIA – Zambeef Products, Zambia’s largest integrated cold chain food products and agribusiness company, has been awarded ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System Certification for its ZamMilk, Masterpork and Zamchick plants. The ISO 22000 is an internationally recognized food safety standard that is designed to harmonize the requirements for food safety management for businesses within the food chain. The standard…

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Irish multinational Kerry patrons Africa Food Safety Summit 2022

AFRICA – The Africa Food Safety Summit is thrilled to register Irish multinational taste and nutrition company, Kerry, as one of its event Sponsors. Since 1972, Kerry has evolved from a small dairy company in the southwest of Ireland to a global multinational delivering authentic food and beverage taste ingredients designed to appeal to health-conscious consumers. Kerry works in partnership…

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African Development Bank to back this year’s Africa Food Safety Summit

AFRICA – As part of its mission to promote agro-industry development, the African Development Bank (AfDB), a multilateral development finance institution headquartered in Côte d’Ivoire, has backed the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit as the chief Sponsor of the event. The Africa Food Safety Summit is scheduled to take place from July 20-22 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in…

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SimpliFine’s President Steven Carlyon to speak at Africa Food Safety Summit 2022 edition

AFRICA – Steven Carlyon, the President of one of Kenya’s leading producers of bread, meat and vegetable products, SimpliFine Foods, will be attending and speaking at the 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit taking place from 20-22 July in Nairobi, Kenya. Steven, whose career spans over three decades has served leading producers of chilled, fresh, baked and ambient foods, both own-label…

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African Organisation for Standardisation holds its 28th General Assembly celebrations in Cameroon

CAMEROON – The African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) is hosting its 28th General Assembly meeting in Cameroon through the country’s standard watchdog, the Agence Des Normes Et De La Qualité (ANOR). The event is being held under the theme: “the Standards We Want – African Union Agenda 2063 and African Continental Free Trade Area: “The Role of Standardisation and Conformity…

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Azelis launches new dairy, beverage focused laboratory in Cairo, Egypt

EGYPT – Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, has announced the opening of a food laboratory in Cairo, Egypt, as part of its efforts to expand its food and nutrition presence in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The new facility, though will  primarily focus on dairy and beverages, is equipped to…

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Nigeria’s standards watchdog to review standards for fats and oil sector to meet up with market demands

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s standards watchdog the Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON) has hosted a Technical Committee (TC) meeting to deliberate, review and amend 11 Nigeria Industrial Standards (NIS) for fats, oils, oil seed and tree nuts, to ensure the continued relevance of standards in meeting up with market demands. In his opening remarks the DG Mallam Salim Farouk who was represented…

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Food and Agriculture Organisation sensitizes Nigerians on Codex standards

NIGERIA – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has teamed up with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the National Codex Committee (NCC) under the Federal Ministry of Health, to organize a two-day “Awareness Creation Workshop on Codex Alimentarius Standards and Codes of Practice”. The workshop under the theme: “Safer Food, Better Health”, with the slogan, “Food Safety is…

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