Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat sensitizes egg producers on quality standards

GHANA – Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat (GNECS) in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have organized a day’s training on egg standards for egg sellers and producers in Ho, the Volta Regional Capital. About 50 participants, mainly cooperative groups from Kaneshie, Mallam Attah, Dome and Achimota markets, received training on…

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Kwame Nkrumah University researchers discover labelling malpractices in Ghana-made ginger powder

GHANA – A study by scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has unearthed the labelling malpractices in most Ghana-made ginger powder. Ginger is indispensable in our homes, especially in cuisine. Its usage increased during the height of the covid-19 pandemic as many perceived it to possess anti-Covid-19 activity, especially in reducing lung inflammation. This study, published…

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FDA Ghana, Ghana Shippers Authority organizes sensitization forum for importers

GHANA – The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) has organized a day’s sensitization and evaluation forum for importers and clearing agents on the implementation of the import permit application. The forum was on the topic: “The role of FDA-Addressing import permit Application Challenges to Facilitate Trade.” Madam Akua Amartey, Deputy Chief Executive…

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Nigeria, Ghana team up to promote adoption of Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea

NIGERIA/GHANA – Nigeria and Ghana are to team up to augment adoption of Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea with a view to further enhancing scientific bilateral collaboration for a “New Africa.” A delegation from Ghana led by the Chairman Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr. Emmanuel Marfor, and the Ranking Member, Parliamentary Select Committee on…

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West Africa Competitiveness Programme backs nine quality experts to obtain certification as auditors

GHANA – West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP), Ghana, has backed nine quality experts who successfully passed the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) Certified ISO 22000 Lead Auditors exams. By doing this, WACOMP aims to contribute, promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) and ensure that the targeted project value chains actors in Ghana, meet the requirements of…

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Ghana Standards Authority engages trainees to ensure goods meet acceptable standards

GHANA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has engaged the services of 200 trainees of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) to help ensure that imported goods and those manufactured in the country meet acceptable standards. NABCO is a Ghanaian initiative to provide jobs to unemployed post-secondary school graduates. The trainees known as the Trading Standards Officers (TSOs), have been drafted…

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Ghana Atomic Energy Commission advises manufacturers to carry out radiology tests on water

GHANA – The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), the state organization in Ghana involved with surveillance of the use of nuclear energy, has urged owners of boreholes and producers of sachet and bottled water to test for radiological water quality. The Commission said this would ensure the safety of drinking water, thereby preventing the long-term incidence of cancers in people…

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Ghana’s National Biosafety Authority holds sensitization forum on modern biotechnology

GHANA – The National Biosafety Authority (NBA), Ghana, has held a one-day sensitization forum on modern biotechnology for 20 district agricultural officers at Abokobi, in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. The forum was meant to enhance the knowledge of participants on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and its regulation in Ghana. Participants were drawn from Ministry of…

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FDA Ghana charges MSMEs to uphold high product packaging standards

GHANA – The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana, has charged Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs), to ensure high standards in packaging their products to be competitive. Mrs. Delese Darko, the Chief Executive Officer of the FDA said packaging had been the major limitation for entrepreneurs in Ghana, adding that, if MSMEs wished to access the African Continental…

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Ghana FDA warns on dangers of consuming adulterated palm oil

GHANA – The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana, has recapitulated that the consumption of adulterated palm oil poses a serious health risk to consumers. This caution came at the backdrop of reports that most palm oil in local markets has been adulterated with Sudan dye also known as “sudeen.” The Head of Food Borne-Disease Surveillance of FDA, Mr. Benjamin…

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