Tanzania Coffee Research Institute releases new high yielding coffee varieties

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) has in a bid to bolster the cash crop’s production in the country, released new high yielding disease resistant coffee varieties for commercial production. The varieties include grade 4 Robusta Coffee, a high yielding large bean which is said to be resistant to Coffee Wilt Disease (CWD). Others are 19 Arabica hybrids…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards urges milk producers to up quality of goods

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has during the national milk week called on milk producers and processors in Katavi to adhere to quality standards in the production process, to protect consumers’ health and penetrate wide markets. “Milk producers and processors should observe the standard of the milk products. They should certify the milk products with the TBS…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards reminds consumers of their role in ensuring food safety

TANZANIA – As Tanzania joins the global community to commemorate the World Food Safety Day, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has reminded consumers to be vigilant in assessing the quality and safety of food to avoid consuming contaminated food. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), unsafe food limits trade because where food is not safe, there can be no…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards receives SADCAS Management Systems accreditation

TANZANIA – The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS), has awarded the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) with an accreditation certificate on Management Systems. A subsidiarity institution of SADC, SADCAS is responsible for the accreditation of laboratories, certification bodies and inspection bodies to international standards. The Deputy Minister for Industries, Trade and Investment, Dr Exaud Kigahe, who was present…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards urged to enhance food safety surveillance

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has been asked to enhance food safety surveillance activities which is a fundamental component in protecting people’s health and penetrating domestic and global markets. Kondoa District Commissioner Dr Hamis Kanachi made the remarks when flagging off a food safety training organized by the TBS, through the Tanzania Initiative for Preventing Aflatoxin Contamination…

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Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute develops new insect, disease resistant banana varieties

TANZANIA – Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) research centres, in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), have developed four new improved banana hybrids coded TARIBAN1, TARIBAN2, TARIBAN3, and TARIBAN4. These improved hybrids are the first-ever, improved banana hybrids to be officially released in the country that are resistant to the important pests and diseases ravaging the current…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards trains entrepreneurs on aflatoxin control

TANZANIA – Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has conducted a three-day training to entrepreneurs on how to control aflatoxin in maize, groundnuts, spices and its products. In his opening remarks, the Tanga Regional Commissioner, Adam Malima hailed TBS for their efforts to enhance public awareness on quality of goods and standards, particularly cereals and spices. He said organizing the training…

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Tanzania’s standards watchdog impounds low quality food items

TANZANIA – Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has impounded low quality food items in three western regions of Kigoma, Rukwa and Katavi in a move aimed at protecting consumers from using substandard goods. TBS conducted operations in 11 councils of the three western regions and managed to seize food and cosmetic products weighing 32.2 kilogrammes and valued 97.7m/-. The Acting…

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Tanzania Bureau of Standards issues licenses to 302 manufacturers

TANZANIA – Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has issued licenses and certificates of using standards mark of quality to 302 medium and large-scale manufacturers after meeting the required standards from September to December last year. Speaking at the event held in Dar es Salaam, the TBS Acting Director General Eng. Johanes Maganga said that the huge number of entrepreneurs receiving…

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Tanzania’s Minister of State applauds women entrepreneurs for producing quality goods

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s Minister of State (Union and Environment) in the Vice President’s Office, Selemani Jafo, has extolled women entrepreneurs for the refinement of their products which enabled them to meet national and international standards. He made the remarks in Dar es Salaam as he was cutting the ribbon at the second women’s exhibitions which are organized by the Tanzania…

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