Month: April 2015
Hello great people, I have been thinking about some good food pictures I have come across as I write on food journalism for more than 10 years now! These include the pictures from the World Food Day on Gourmet Guide on UNILAG RADIO 103,1 FM. I started yesterday! For today, enjoy these colourful FOOD pictures!
Hello great people, I have been thinking about some good food pictures I have come across as I write on food journalism for more than 10 years now! These include the pictures from the World Food Day on Gourmet Guide on UNILAG RADIO 103,1 FM.
It has taken a while but please enjoy these pictures, they are so tantalizing!
Food production safety is a critical cause of many illnesses from Northern Nigeria, and Nafdac is taking steps to correct the cause of untimely death to food poisoning.
The National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Wednesday said it would release operational guidelines for food and drug producers in Nasarawa state.
NAFDAC’s Coordinator in the state, Mr Micheal Attah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the agency was poised to sanitize the entire system.
Food prices remained stable for most of the and South West while falling in North Central, indicating price stability throughout the month of March, which is a positive sign after earlier scars from the month of Febuary.
An evaluation of prices of three staple food items – imported rice, drum beans (Olotu), and white garri from three markets across three regions of the country – Dawanau Market, Kano State; Bodija Market, Oyo State; and Ogete Market, Enugu State, showed price stability in March.
A monthly analysis by Novus Agro, an agricultural markets and professional services firm, showed that prices of imported rice in Dawanau started at an average of N7,833 in the first week of March and continued on a steady decline to NGN 6,980.
Dangote Sugar Refinery has been certified by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) as a food safety compliant company.
The management of the refinery said the Food Safety Management Systems certification (NIS ISO 22000:2005) has been issued to the firm by the standards body.
According to the Deputy Group Managing Director, Dangote Sugar, Mr. Abdullahi Sule, “The Food Safety Management System is a standard that guides the refinery’s core business, the refining of high quality sugar using safe practices to manufacture finished product using hygienically habits in the production processes”.
Never before has there been an exclusive event for cake baking, exhibition, competition and more in Nigeria, and the international trade fair is bringing the first of its kind to Lagos.
The Lekki-Ajah International Trade Fair will grant Cake baking workshop, cake competitions, allow cake makers exhibit their amazing works, amongst other things.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation, for the second successive month rose to 8.5 per cent in March compared to 8.4 per cent in the previous month, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). It attributed the rise to slower increase in food prices.
Core inflation, which excludes the prices of volatile agricultural produce, increased at a faster pace for the third consecutive month, rising by 7.5 per cent (year-on-year), up by 0.5 percentage points compared to 7.0 per cent in February.
The strongest increases in the core index were observed in the clothing and footwear, and miscellaneous goods and services division.
The NBS, in its monthly CPI figures released on Thursday said year-on-year, both the urban and rural inflation showed faster increases in March.
While the Urban index increased by 8.6 per cent or 0.2 percentage points from February estimates, the Rural index increased marginally from 8.3 per cent in February to 8.4 per cent in March.
On a month-on-month basis, both the Urban and Rural indices increased at a faster pace in March, increasing by 0.9 per cent.
According to the statistical agency:” Food prices as observed by the Food Sub-index increased at relatively the same pace in March as in February; by 9.4 per cent. The pace of increases was weighted upon by a slower increase in the Bread and cereals, oils and fats, dairy and confectionary groups. Faster increases were observed in all other groups which contribute to the Food sub-index.
“On a month-on-month basis, the highest price increases were recorded in the fruit, fish, potatoes, yam and other tubers, and vegetables groups. The average annual rate of change of the Food sub-index for the twelve-month period ending in March 2015 over the previous twelve month average was 9.5 per cent. The twelve month rate of change has held steady for ten consecutive months.”
It said:”On a month-on-month basis, the Core Sub-index increased marginally by 0.8 per cent after increasing at the same pace for previous two months at 0.7 per cent. The largest increases were recorded in the passenger transport by air, miscellaneous services relating to the dwelling; appliances, articles and products for personal care, and repair of household appliances groups amongst others.