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Category Archives: Dairy

Senate seeks FG intervention to halt downward review of import tariff on milk powder

The Senate has condemned the downward review of import duty on milk powder by the Federal Government from 10% to 5%.

The Upper House of the National Assembly went further to request its committees on Agriculture, Finance and Customs Excise and Tariff to investigate the ministries, departments and agencies involved in the reduction.

Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt opens stores in Nigeria

Eat N’ Go Limited on Wednesday announced the launch of Pinkberry, a famous frozen yogurt brand with origins in Los Angeles, California into the Nigeria market. Presently located at Admiralty way Lekki Phase 1 and Aromire Street, Ikeja, Lagos, the new brand promised to bring light, refreshing and craveable frozen yogurt experience to Nigeria.

“We are excited to finally serve a distinctly light and refreshing taste of frozen yogurt in Nigeria,” said Aaron Serruya, President and CEO of Pinkberry International.

Nestle opens new N4.1bn Milo RTD factory in Ogun

Nestle Nigeria Plc on Thursday opened its new Milo Ready-to-drink (RTD) factory in Agbara Industrial Area, Ogun State.

The new factory is said to have cost N4.1bn.

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo commissioned the new plant which is part of the company’s existing factory at Agbara for the past 37 years.

Promasidor Nigeria joins the evaporated milk segment, launches Cowbell Evap Milk

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the maker of Cowbell Milk, Onga seasoning and other products has unveiled a new addition to the Cowbell family, Cowbell Evaporated Milk.

The company said it is part of its quest for the wellbeing of Nigerians and to reinforce its flagship proposition as well as drive awareness initiatives for complete healthy breakfast.

Unveiled via its social media twitter handle to newsmen in Lagos, the company said that its customers deserve the best.

CHI Limited clinches MAN Award for Best kept Industrial Premises

Chi Limited, a leading juice, dairy and snacks maker in Nigeria has won the first place for adopting best workplace production practices and processes among other competing multinational companies in the country.

The award was handed out to the company at the 50th Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in Lagos, recently.

Lactalis recalls baby milk in 83 countries over salmonella contamination

The Head of a French dairy firm Lactalis Group said on Sunday that its company has recalled 12 million cases of powdered baby milk in 83 countries that may have been possibly contaminated with salmonella.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lactalis Group, Emmanuel Besnier said that the firm would compensate victims of salmonella-tainted baby milk that has sickened 37 children in France, one in Spain and a suspected case in Greece. The CEO added that the recalls were underway in an interview with French Journal du Dimanche newspaper. He said that the recall involved the Picot, Milumel, Celia and Taranis brands of powdered baby milk, adding that no new cases have been reported since 8th December, a week after the recall was first announced.

Promasidor wins ‘Best Kept Industrial Premises Award’

Food and beverage firm Promasidor Nigeria Limited (PNL) has won this year’s ‘Best Kept Industrial Premises Award’ also known as ‘Total Compliance Inspection Competition’.

The award, which is organized by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), tries to address risk governance deficit in the industrial sector by rewarding best practices towards enabling and maintaining clean and safe work environments in industries.

Rights Lawyer/Activist back FOBTOB; calls on AFBTE to meet workers’ demands

Human rights activist and labour lawyer, Mr. Femi Aborisade, has called on employers in the Food, Beverage and Tobacco sector, Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) to accede to the demands of workers in the sector, (Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association) FOBTOB, by granting them the 20% pay rise they have sought and bring to an end the industrial strike.

Promasidor holds Annual Distributors Award in Dubai

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell and Loya Milk, Top Tea and others held its Annual Distributors Award Forum this year in Dubai.

The event was attended by the company’s top officials including its Managing Director, Mr. Anders Einarsson, Regional Sales Manager, North Central, Mr. Fakulude Bamidele and its most valued distributors.

Striking workers in Food and Beverage sector suspend strike following mediation by Labour Ministry

Workers in the nation’s food and beverage sector called-off their strike on Wednesday following an intervention by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to mediate between the warring groups.

The strike which began on Monday when members of the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) downed their tools to protest their inability to reach a new collective agreement on wages and other fringe benefits with the employer’s association, the Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE). Members of FOBTOB were seeking among other things an upward review of their salaries by 20% instead of the 14% agreed to by AFBTE.