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FOOD IMPORT AND EXPORT: Regulatory Issues and WTO Agreements

This article discusses the SPS and TBT measures and Agreements and takes a critical look at the impacts of these measures on food import and export. Increase in food production, changing taste and consumption patterns coupled with advancements in transport technology have greatly increased the volume of food entering international trade. In response to this, […]

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Key Challenges Faced by the Nigerian Food Industry in 2018 and Remedies

The Nigerian food industry comprises of predominantly smallholder farmers, few multinationals, many small and medium enterprises, inconsistent and inefficient raw material distribution and supply chains and a largely informal market. The industry clearly represents Africa’s biggest market for food and other edible products. In 2018, packaged foods performed well in Nigeria apparently due to the […]

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Waste Management in the Food Industry

The food industry utilizes processes and operations that easily generate wastes in copious amounts. These wastes occur in different forms and readily cause nuisance problems when not properly managed. Examples include peels, spent grains, suspended solids, effluents, vegetable trimmings and cuttings. Using relatively simple to high technologies, food wastes can be converted into useful by-products […]

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Management of Cyanogenic Glycosides in Cassava

Cassava is an easy-to-cultivate and drought-tolerant root crop accounting for much of the calories consumed by approximately 500 million people in tropical and subtropical regions of the world [1]. It is one of the most important staples consumed in Nigeria. However, cyanogenic glycosides (linamarin and lotaustralin) are present in large amounts in all parts of […]

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Challenges of Food Storage in Nigeria and Possible Solutions

One-third of the world’s food produce is wasted. In Africa alone, the amount of food lost can feed 300 million people. Projected increase in population will lead to increased food production which will require adequate and improved storage facilities to accommodate. Meanwhile, Nigeria faces challenges with its current storage practices where there is either total […]

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Fortification as a Panacea for Malnutrition

Malnutrition is currently considered a public health problem. A new form of it- called micronutrient deficiency or hidden hunger- escapes early detection and thus poses a greater challenge. The debilitating effects of this problem on the health and economic fortunes of nations have been widely acknowledged. Thus, worldwide, policies and programmes are being initiated to […]

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Biodegradable Coatings/Waxes for Extending the Shelf Life of Fruits

Fruits are highly perishable commodities. With globalization, fruits now travel over long distances taking several days or weeks before they are consumed. This increases the risk of spoilage with the result that postharvest losses become enormous. Conventional packaging and distribution of fruits takes time, warranting the use of innovative packaging materials examples of which are […]

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Aflatoxin Control in Nigeria: The SME Narrative

Aflatoxins are naturally occurring “poisons” produced mainly by two fungal species Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. There are at least 16 different types of aflatoxins produced in nature but the prominent types are aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), aflatoxin B2 (AFB2), aflatoxin G1 and aflatoxin G2. AFB1 is the most frequently detected in foods and has the […]

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