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Increase in Cases of Listeria Meningitis in SA

By: Food Focus on 27 November 2017

The NICD, NHLS, private and public sector laboratories have noted an increase in cases of meningitis due to Listeria monocytogenes across South Africa over the last few months with over 365 cases documented this year to date.

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Progress Excellence achieves CQI and IRCA certification for FSMS Lead Auditor Course

By: Food Focus on 09 November 2017

Cape Town | Progress Excellence, a leading provider of food safety training in South Africa based in Ceres in the Western Cape, is pleased to announce that their Food Safety Management ISO22000:2005 Lead Auditor course, based on FSSC22000 achieved CQ

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Mérieux NutriSciences opens a new Microbiology Laboratory in George

By: Food Focus on 01 November 2017

Mérieux NutriSciences expands its offering in South Africa with the inauguration of new Microbiology Laboratory in George, Western Cape.

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A look at food security in general

By: Food Focus on 27 October 2017

The biggest challenge facing South Africa is to provide in the food needs of all its citizens on a daily basis. A large percentage of people are unemployed and living on or below the breadline.

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Department of agriculture to help farmers stop the spread of bird flu

By: Food Focus on 25 October 2017

Johannesburg – A total of 92 locations have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), also known as bird flu, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed.

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Media Statement | Outcomes of Minister Zokwana's meeting with the Poultry Industry

By: Food Focus on 22 August 2017

Minister Zokwana met with CEO’s and senior managers in the poultry industry in a closed meeting to find solutions and discuss mitigation strategies to the current Avian Influenza outbreak.

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Media Alert | Minister Zokwana to meet with Poultry Industry to Discuss the Avian Influenza Outbreaks

By: Food Focus on 18 August 2017

Minister Zokwana will on Monday afternoon 21 August 2017 meet with CEO’s from the poultry industry in a closed meeting to find solutions and discuss mitigation strategies for the current Avian Influenza outbreak that the country is facing.

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Update Report - HPAI H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa (DAFF)

By: Food Focus on 14 August 2017

On the 7th August 2017 another case of HPAI H5N8 was detected in a commercial layer farm in Mpumalanga Province in the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality. Control measures were applied and all birds culled.The first cases of HPAI H5N8 in Ostriches were

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Suspension of the Director General, Mike Mlengana (DAFF)

By: Food Focus on 12 July 2017

Media Statement from DAFF: The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana has placed his Director General, Mr Mike Mlengana on suspension with immediate effect pending internal investigations.

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Update on Avian Influenza H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa (DAFF)

By: Food Focus on 11 July 2017

The latest update on the avian influenza outbreak in South Africa: The HPAI H5N8 virus was confirmed in two further locations in South Africa, bringing the total of affected properties to four. The new locations involved commercial layer chickens on

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