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12:15
12:15

NACCRI Plans Commercialization of New Formulation against Aflatoxins 3

Speaking during a Media BioCafe convened by the Science Foundation for Livelihoods & Development (SCIFODE), Dr. Godfrey Asea, the Director of NaCRRI said they have developed an aflasafe formulation, which they have named UG- 01 that farmers can broadcast in their farms to curb aflatoxin –causing fungus.
09:47
09:47

UNBS Tasks Schools On Procurement of Quality Grains Aflatoxins 2 1

Patricia Bageine Ejalu, the Deputy Executive Director in charge of Standards at UNBS says food quality remains a key issue that needs to be addressed in the education sector if learners are to be safe since most food suppliers are not certified.
12:18
12:18

Maize Millers Want Standard Certification Deadline Extended, Fault UNBS For Arbitrary Move Maize Flour 3 2 Top story

The dealers who are involved in milling and trading maize flour, says the June 30th deadline issued by UNBS did not consider the various problems they are going through some of them caused by the government and others by nature.
07:34
07:34

Certified Maize Dealers Named, Others Given June Deadline Maize standards

Recently, Kenya banned Uganda's maize claiming that the grain had unacceptably high levels of aflatoxins. But the ban was later lifted with stringent conditions attached. Maize is a staple food in Uganda and a leading agricultural export to East Africa, for both human consumption and animal feed.
20:11
20:11

Maize Farmers, Processors Blame Gov't for Lack of Standards Aflatoxins 4

The farmers are also accused of spraying the maize-crop with herbicides so that it dries up quickly and they harvest it for quick money. But he adds that even those that know, disregard the standards requirements because of the cost of meeting them, calling on the government to acquire and install equipment for communities.
19:24
19:24

"Toxi-Scrub", A Solution For Uganda's Aflatoxin Problem maize grain 3 1

Aflatoxins result from moulding on grain caused by poor storage of foodstuffs in warm and humid conditions, and to a lesser extent, planting of affected seeds. In the process, the grain us contaminated with poisonous compounds known as Mycotoxins.
15:19
15:19

Aflasafe The New Solution To Aflatoxin Threat in East Africa Kenya ban on maize 1 Top story

The all-natural, safe, easy-to-use, and environmentally friendly product, known as Aflasafe, consistently reduces aflatoxin contamination by more than 80% in maize and groundnuts.
19:01
19:01

Kenya's Ban on Uganda, Tanzania Maize Threatens EAC Treaty Aflatoxins 1

“Such unilateral decisions have undermined free trade in EAC. If I recall we have EAC harmonized standards, so how does it come to this? It started with Milk, Tiles, Beef, etc. I believe Uganda’s only crime is having closed in the trade deficit. It caught our neighbors by surprise,” says Kateshumbwa. “Aflatoxins are not new and there is a mechanism in place for the EAC to deal with them. So long as EAC is a common market Kenya must respect the Treaty," says Zitto Kabwe, the leader of Tanzania’s opposition party Alliance for Change and Transparency.
16:06
16:06

Maize Grain Suppliers Struggling to Meet Standards-UNBS Aflatoxins 1 1

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) says they have so far withheld 140 metric tons of Maize Grain from suppliers for failing to meet quality standards.
10:56
10:56

70% of Uganda’s Street Snacks Contaminated-Study Makerere University 6 3 Top story

In his study published in the International Journal of Food Contamination in June, Dr. Kwesiga, says a large sample of food consumed from the street contains organophosphates, the chemical in insecticide used extensively in agriculture.
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