FAO/WHO food control system assessment tool to support Seychelles in realizing food security

SEYCHELLES – Seychelles is set to evaluate its food control system in the next months to bring it in line with internationally recognized standards, as part of its efforts to close the gap between domestic production capacity and importation. Producers of food and food safety officers from the island nation are participating in a five-day training supported by the European…

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FAO backs Seychelles in creating antimicrobial resistance action plan

SEYCHELLES – Seychelles authorities have teamed up with specialists from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to create an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) action plan for the island nation. Officials analyzed the Seychelles’ existing action plan and evaluated its antimicrobial resistance surveillance at a five-day workshop hosted at the Eden Blue Hotel on the main island of Mahe. Antimicrobials, which are…

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Seychelles launches new alcohol testing facility

SEYCHELLES – The Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS) has expanded its testing scope through the opening of a new testing facility that will aid in analyzing the content of alcoholic beverages to ensure it’s in line with standards and regulations. SBS is the national Quality Infrastructure Service provider in Seychelles and is designated by the Public Health Authority as the…

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Seychelles issues Ceres apple juice recall, other COMESA markets follow suite

SEYCHELLES – Apex hotel supplies, one of the largest distributors in the Seychelles, has called on consumers to  return any Ceres 100% Apple Juice purchased to the company for a refund following a recall by the manufacturing firm in South Africa over mycotoxin concerns. The announcement from Apex follows a notice issued by the Competition Commission of the Common Market…

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