NBA has allowed Freddy Hirsch to import spices that may contain ingredients made from Genetically Modified Organisms. While CIDRZ has been granted permit to conduct research aimed at fighting diarrhea in infants.

FREDDY HIRSCH Group Limited has been granted a permit to import spices that may contain ingredients made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

And Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) has been given a go ahead to conduct research using a vaccine made from genetically modified material aimed at fighting diarrhea in infants.

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Board on Wednesday, following recommendations from its Scientific Advisory Committee, allowed Freddy Hirsh and CIDRZ to proceed with importation of spices and conducting research respectively.

 “Freddy Hirsh will bring in different varieties of spices, of which some are used in the production of some sausages such as boerewors. The company applied to bring in 29 products among them; Garlic powder, Paprika Rosen, ZAMBEEF HP,  ZAMBEEF French Polony, Beef Sausage, Boerewors farm Style ‘R” , Hunters Biltong Seasoning, Oukraal Wors ’R’, Cumberland pork sausage, Russian Montana and Peri Peri rub spices.