A hundred products bearing “Made in Cameroon” brand in the food industry.
It is barely a year since the “Made in Cameroon” label was officially presented to the public at the Edea trade fair for local products, and the document handed over to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Mines. This is the last label created by the Association of Ingenious African Entrepreneurs, the Ministry of Mines and AB Certification Afrique Subsaharienne SA.
Cameroon now has close to a hundred branded products in the cosmetics, food (plantain flour, cocoa, natural drinks), wine and pharmaceutical industries. Many local businesses are involved. "This label has enabled our products to strive for continuous improvement. The Made in Cameroon label proves that 90% of our products are local raw materials and this gives some assurance to our SMEs" Florence Lissouck Mouaha, company manager explains.
Regarding its mode of operation with small businesses, Jacques Ndedy, AB Certification Afrique Subsaharienne SA Board Member-Director says that the process is smooth running. On the basis of a report of a study conducted by an audit firm, a labelling committee sits and decides whether to grant or not to grant the Made in Cameroon Label to a brand or company for a period of three years. It also receives logos to be affixed to the various products selected. A company wishing to have its labelling scope extended to other products of the brand must file a request to that effect.
(Source: Excerpt from Cameroon Tribune No. 12071 of 8 April 2020)