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Industry weighs in on Listeria monocytogenes and ag water regulations

20 February 2018

a The produce industry is acutely aware of the potential adverse public health consequences that can be associated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) and fresh produce. However, fresh produce poses a unique challenge among FDA regulated foods

Animals will die as harmful plastic pellets hit SA's beaches

27 October 2017

a “An ecological disaster and an environmental emergency” – that’s what conservation and environmental organisations are calling the millions of plastic pellets‚ known as "nurdles"‚ that have been washing up on KwaZulu-Natal beaches over the past two weeks. The rapid spread of the

Probe into dairy giant over baby milk salmonella scare

28 December 2017

a French prosecutors have opened a probe into salmonella contamination and a major international recall of baby milk produced by dairy giant Lactalis, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday.

Rwanda bans imports from SA due to Listeriosis outbreak

18 January 2018

a Rwanda has banned imports of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa as a result of the recent outbreak of the foodborne disease, listeria, across the country.

Public urged to seek urgent help for listeriosis

19 January 2018

a The Eastern Cape Health Department has urged all those who experience symptoms of listeriosis to seek urgent medical help.

South Africa’s Food Waste Crisis

24 October 2017

a Did you know that a third of the food produced in the world goes to waste every year? In South Africa, alone, one in five households are deemed food insecure. These are the frightening realities that we, as a country, and as the world, are facing in terms of food waste.

PnP plays catch up in convenience foods

31 October 2017

a A three-way battle is on for two million affluent shoppers. The aggressive move by Checkers into the prepared/convenience foods space has taken the market by surprise. Woolworths already plays in this space. Now, the country’s second-largest supermarket group, Pick n Pay, is play

SA will pay VAT on wholewheat bread

02 November 2017

a Consumers can expect to feel the pinch once the proposed scrapping of VAT zero rating on certain categories of bread which previously qualified as brown bread.

Sugar - the sweet way to ill health?

24 November 2017

a While consumers vent their frustrations over the increase of the sugar tax and attempts by companies to go the healthier route, research shows that increased sugar consumption has more cons than pros...

Uber partners with Checkers for food delivery

28 November 2017

a Retailer Checkers has partnered with UberEATS to make a number of its convenience meals and household essentials available to order on the UberEATS app.

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