FSSAI issues directions on Recommended Dietary Allowance for food businesses

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a direction regarding the value of Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for food businesses for reference and compliance following a revision on the requirements by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 2020. The direction said a collated document referred to as RDA 2020 in respect of…

READ MORE

Kenya, Tanzania settle on deadline for trade barriers removal

KENYA/TANZANIA – Kenya and Tanzania have set December as the target time when the two neighboring countries will have resolved most of the non-tariff barriers affecting cross-border trade. The decision came out of a meeting of the Joint Commission on Cooperation (JCC), a bilateral organ comprising officials from the two countries created to resolve issues affecting areas of cooperation. The…

READ MORE

China’s inspection commission calls for stringent restaurant regulations

CHINA – China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) has called for amplified regulation of food outlets after revealing the compromised food safety of certain catering outlets that have been overwhelmed by internet popularity. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection is the highest internal control institution of the Chinese Communist Party, tasked with enforcing internal rules and regulations. In a…

READ MORE

Kenyan feed manufacturers seek lifting of ban on GM foods importation

KENYA – Livestock producers and animal feed manufacturers have requested the Kenyan Government to permit the importation of duty-free genetically modified (GM) yellow maize and soybeans to cushion against a national shortage of key ingredients used in manufacturing animal meals. The Association of Kenya Feed Manufacturers (AKEFEMA), the country’s umbrella body for livestock feed producers, has urged the Government to…

READ MORE

GFSI recognizes IFS Standards following benchmarking

GLOBAL – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and International Featured Standards (IFS), a globally active organization providing trusted standards and services to co-operate within the supply chain to improve product integrity, have announced that IFS has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. The recognition includes IFS Food v7, IFS Broker v3.1, IFS Logistics v2.3 and IFS…

READ MORE

KEBS probes Spanish olive oil safety following withdrawal from foreign markets

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is looking into the safety of a popular brand of Spanish olive oil after the product was withdrawn from supermarket shelves in some markets, including the United Arabs Emirates (UAE), for allegedly containing cancer-causing chemicals. Olive oil has become popular in diets in the world propped by its numerous health benefits, including…

READ MORE

NAFDAC, ATWAP join hands to aid purification of water

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) are working together to adopt up-to-date methods of table water purification in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Table water is purified water from a natural source in which impurities are reduced to over 99%. Mineral and spring water have significantly higher…

READ MORE

GFSI on-boards four new members to its coalition

GLOBAL – Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), now the Consumer Goods Forum Coalition of Action on food safety, has announced that four more companies, Develey, Kerry, Spinneys and Sysco, have joined its coalition. The four companies are now part of a unique group that is collaborating across borders to ensure safe food for everyone. The Coalition now totals 38 companies,…

READ MORE

NAFDAC warns on use of formalin to preserve food, nabs man over product counterfeiting

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned meat and fish sellers against the use of formalin to preserve the products as it is harmful and not meant for consumption. Formalin, a colorless substance is derived from formaldehyde, which is a known cancer-causing agent. The best-known use for formalin is the preservation of…

READ MORE

SON furnishes Bauchi laboratory with testing equipment

NIGERIA – Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), has installed products quality testing equipment at the Bauchi Zonal Laboratory complex to boost the testing capacity of products in the North. The Director of Laboratory Services, Dr Barth Okoko, during the installation of the equipment, demonstration and training of staff in Bauchi, remarked that the installation of the equipment was the first…

READ MORE
1 67 68 69 70 71 81