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A Look Back at 2017 Food Recalls

08 February 2018

For the third consecutive year, Food Safety Magazine has sorted through all of last year’s food recalls to provide an overview of how the food industry is doing. This year, we tallied recalls announced by...

M&M’s maker, Mars, breaks ties with industry group in push for transparency

08 February 2018

New York — Confectionery group Mars, which makes M&M’s candy and Wrigley’s gum, on Monday published its policies on conducting and funding scientific studies for the first time, as it plans to break ties with an industry-backed organisation

Deaths from listeriosis outbreak now top 100

07 February 2018

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Tusesday that the number of confirmed listeriosis cases is now 852‚ and 107 people have died‚ the death rate - based on the outcome data for 355 cases - now sitting at 30%.

DayZero pushed out to May

07 February 2018

DayZero pushed out to May but Capetonians urged to continue saving water

Food Production. An idea worth its salt

06 February 2018

You turn the kitchen tap and there’s a brief splutter of brown gunk. Then nothing. So you walk into the dustbowl you once called your garden and watch what’s happening in the street. People are queuing for water already — and you know you need to...

Poultry tops global food safety watch list as 2017 ends

06 February 2018

Food integrity issues involving poultry meat and poultry products grew 56.6% year-on-year internationally in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).

Slowdown in food inflation set to ease burden

05 February 2018

Average middle-income earners spend 28% of their salary on food, so the stable inflation environment will bring much-needed relief at the till, say economists, who have noted slight improvements in the prices of staples such as bread and cereal.

Raw meat-based products may harm pets and owners.

05 February 2018

“The pathogens can be transmitted . . . to owners by direct contact with pets (sleeping with pets, licking the face, stroking the fur) or by cross-contamination of foods and utensils in the kitchen,”...

DayZero Will our meat be safe?

02 February 2018

We're trying to prepare for #DayZero as best as we possibly can, but what about those factors outside our personal control – like the safety of our meat?

7 foods a food safety expert never eats

01 February 2018

“If I had a rule that I follow, it’s that I eat things that are well-cooked or that are cold, because bacteria tend to not do well at hot temperatures and tend to not grow at cold temperatures,” Marler told TODAY. “There’s just some good common sense when you’re not controlling t

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