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U.S. PIRG: Hazardous Meat and Poultry Recalls Nearly Double in 2018

18 January 2019

U.S. PIRG, the federation of state PIRGs (public interest research groups), has found that the recalls of potentially hazardous meat and poultry recalls nearly doubled from 2013 to 2018. Their report, How Safe Is Our Food?

Agriculture is ripe for a digitised future

18 January 2019

THE implementation of modern technologies is projected to address rising demands for food and tackle dry conditions, particularly in South Africa, ranked the world’s 30th driest country.

What ministry is doing about foot and mouth outbreak

18 January 2019

On January 7, the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries declared officially that there's an outbreak of foot-and- mouth disease in Vhembe district, Limpopo.This was confirmed after cases were reported to state vets, who conducted tests on cattle in the area. The posit

Listeriosis class action against Tiger Brands to commence

17 January 2019

Tiger Brands, whose factory in Polokwane was identified as the source of the outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa during 2017 and 2018, which claimed the lives of almost 200 people will soon face a class action.

New SAPA division GM to focus on chicken dumping issue in South Africa

17 January 2019

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has appointed businessperson Izaak Breintenbach GM of the association’s Broiler Organisation division.He succeeds Kevin Lovell who headed up the division for several years.

What Does The Government Shutdown Mean For Food Safety

17 January 2019

The U.S. government shutdown continues to drag on, past 19 days today with no end in sight. One agency feeling the impact is the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for conducting routine food safety inspections in food production and food-processing facilities thr

UK appoints Ben Elliot Food Surplus and Waste Champion to curb food waste

17 January 2019

UK – The UK government has appointed Ben Elliot as its first Food Surplus and Waste Champion with a role to set direction to help eliminate food waste across England.

Hiking import tariffs will hurt SA, says Brazilian poultry association

16 January 2019

An association representing Brazilian poultry exporters has warned of the dire consequences for SA consumers and the broader economy should a new application for a hike in import tariffs on frozen chicken portions be granted.

Food waste doesn't have to be expensive

16 January 2019

Rubicon Global's Ryan Cooper breaks down the many factors – waste audits, transportation logistics, local markets and more – that make organics recycling viable even without regulatory drivers.

McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark after legal battle with Irish chain

16 January 2019

Supermac strips US food giant of trademark across Europe after landmark EU ruling

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