NIAS calls on feed millers to comply with industry regulatory policies

NIGERIA – The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), a regulatory agency for animal science practice with powers to regulate all matters pertaining to animal husbandry in Nigeria, has cautioned feed business premises operators of the consequences of non-compliance to the regulations guiding the operations of feed milling industry in Nigeria. The feed business operators include feed mills, premix mills/importers of premix and feed additives dealers. The Head, Inspectorate and Compliance Department, NIAS, Mr. Olufemi A. Atunbi, warned while on an inspection of feed mills in Lagos and Ibadan, that…

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Philippines nods commercial cultivation of GE Golden Rice to curb nutrient deficiency

PHILIPPINES – Farmers in the Philippines have obtained the seal of approval to grow genetically engineered Golden Rice, which contains additional levels of beta-carotene that the body converts into essential vitamin A to improve health, especially in young children. The commercial cultivation permit was issued on July 21, marking the successful culmination of a decades-long initiative. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) developed the improved grain in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) under the Healthier Rice project. “This milestone puts the Philippines at the global…

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TBS trains rice stakeholders on recommended standards as production in 2021 to rise by 13.6%

TANZANIA – Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has embarked on disseminating information pertaining to the organization, better production principles, standards and recommended operation procedures, to the rice stakeholders in the country. To this end, the regulatory body has urged entrepreneurs dealing with processing, packaging and selling of rice to take into account standards, quality and safety of their products as way to increase productivity. The call was made by the TBS Training and Research Manager Hamisi Mwanasala while training entrepreneurs from Mwanza Region. The entrepreneurs were also guided on to…

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