Industry enthusiasts converse on Regulating Quality & Food Safety in Africa to boost Regional Trade

AFRICA – Africa has a big domestic market that possesses significant opportunities. Currently, Africa accounts for 2.9 per cent of the world production and 2.6 per cent of the world trade according to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) statistics. Connoisseurs from various African countries converged at the virtual Africa Food Safety & Quality summit to deliberate on how to boost food safety and quality and enhance InterAfrican Trade through regulatory measures. The panel comprised of, Kema Benedicta Ashibuogwu (PMJF, NLCF), Head, QMS ,Food Safety and Applied Nutrition…

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Experts dissect on food safety concerns in fresh produce sector for local & export markets

AFRICA – Panelists during the recently held Africa Food Safety and Quality Summit have underscored obliviousness on food safety importance, misuse of agri-inputs and microbiological hazards as the major fresh produce sector food safety concerns in Africa. The panel was addressed by Cyprian Kabbis, District chief executive, Eastern Africa, Bureau Veritas; George Akida, Exports Manager, Africado Tanzania; Frank Obure, General Manager, Packhouses, AAA Growers; Jane Musindi, CEO, Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisors of Kenya (SOCAA); Mercy Chatyoka, Business Development & Innovation Lead, Armlead and Molly Abende, Production Manager, Burton &…

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New dawn for Tanzanian importers as Kenya scrapes off inspection fee

EAST AFRICA – Kenya has scraped inspection fees for Tanzanian importers of processed foods approved by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) following a bilateral meeting between Kenya and Tanzania held in Arusha to do away with trade barriers. Kenya and Tanzania resolved to harmonize domestic taxes, levies and fees that are charged on each other’s products, and gave a nod to the implementation of a Single Customs Territory (SCT) to enhance the clearance of goods at their borders. Tanzania is a significant trading partner of Kenya and is the…

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