Malawi Bureau of Standards nabs distributor dealing in expired maize cream

MALAWI – The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has fined the Central African Produce, a Malawian wholesaler and distributor, in Limbe for stocking for sale expired maize cream. This follows a tip from the public that the company was allegedly stocking and repacking expired maize cream for sale. A follow up by MBS that was conducted recently confirmed the claims.…

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Malawi Bureau of Standards, Media Institute of Southern Africa introduce Quality Journalist Award category

MALAWI – Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) and Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) for Malawi Chapter have signed a three-year partnership towards the introduction of NAMISA Standards and Quality Journalist Award category. Through this media award category, MBS will award journalists that professionally capture issues to do with Standards, Metrology and Quality or professionally uncover issues that requires the…

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Malawi Bureau of Standards partners with South Sudan National Bureau of Standards to promote regional trade

MALAWI – The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) and the South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNSB) have entered into an agreement by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate trade between the two countries. The MoU is also aimed at furthering international cooperation mainly on standardization, quality assurance and metrology. Speaking during the MoU signing ceremony, the Vice…

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Health experts fault Malawi’s standards watchdog for green lighting substandard spirit

MALAWI – Malawian health experts have faulted the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) for allowing PressCane Limited (PCL), an ethanol distillery in Malawi, to sell its rectified spirit to the public which, they had previously labelled as substandard. Rectified spirit, also known as neutral spirits, is highly concentrated ethanol that has been purified by means of repeated distillation in a…

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Namibia recalls Tiger Brands products as other affected countries follow suite

SOUTH AFRICA – Namibia’s health ministry has instructed local environmental health practitioners to withdraw various KOO canned products, Hugo’s Baked Beans and Helderberg Peas, produced between 1 May 2019 and 5 May 2021, from Namibian shelves. Canned products forming part of this recall cover various KOO canned vegetable products, excluding all KOO canned fruit products, KOO pilchards and KOO products…

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