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Listeria information for parents, teachers & preschools
With back to school in full swing and the listeriosis outbreak still continuing, there is a lot of misinformation out there that can spread panic. So here is some practical information to help parents, teachers and preschools.
Safer food for those with HIV
On World AIDS Day it's useful to revisit the Department of Health's food safety guidelines for people with compromised immune systems, such those with HIV
Spike in Listeria infections in South Africa - why it matters
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has received reports of a marked increase in the number of cases in South Africa in the last few months, mostly in Gauteng. The stats are now sitting at 190 confirmed cases across the country this year.
What is SASSI and why should you care?
According to the World Wildlife Fund, in South Africa, many linefish species are overexploited or have collapsed. Often significant amounts of bycatch are caught and thrown back. Some survive, but many don’t. SASSI exists to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trad
Challenging consumer decisions on sustainability
Whenever restrictions on certain harmful types of products have been proposed, the mantra has been that consumers must be offered choice. When customers choose in large numbers to consume more sustainably, then things will change.
What are you doing with your 67 minutes?
On the 18th July we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day – which is one of the most wonderful days of to year to be a South African. It is a time when we all unite together with one cause, and celebrate the legacy of Tata Madiba with actions not just words.
Why banning laptops from airplane cabins doesn't make sense
Recent reports suggest that terrorists can now create bombs so thin that they cannot be detected by the current X-ray screening that our carry-on bags undergo, so the U.S is considering banning laptops and other large electronic devices in the passenger cabins. But will this red
Consumers, not supermarkets, need empowering to tackle the food waste crisis
Consumers, not supermarkets, need empowering to tackle the food waste crisis, or so say expert psychologists. A new trans-national research study has set out the key psychological drivers that lead to consumers wasting food.
Food Facts Friday
There's more to food than risk and compliance - there are some really amazing facts that we would like to share with you. We hope you enjoy discovering some fun food facts as much as we have!
South Africa's sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do
South Africa’s planned sugar tax has come under severe scrutiny from its parliamentarians. The questions they’re grappling with are whether the country needs a tax and how effective it will be.
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