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Poultry farmers urged to watch out for avian flu

27 March 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called on poultry farmers in coastal areas to be on high alert and improve their biosecurity amid fears of a fresh outbreak of the deadly avian flu.

Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa

26 March 2018

A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, says The World Health Organization's top specialist on global food safety

Avian flu found in seabirds - dept halts all research

26 March 2018

The Department of Environmental Affairs on Friday said it had decided to halt all research activities involving the handling of seabirds in an effort to manage the spread of avian influenza - the same strain reported in the poultry industry in 2017.

Durban mother tells of baby's listeriosis death

26 March 2018

A Durban woman who lost her first baby to listeriosis has told of the trauma and pain of her ordeal. She gave birth by emergency Caesarean section in November, but her baby died after just a few days.

Tiger Brands: Counting the cost of the Listeriosis recall

25 March 2018

Watch the SABC TV News interview with Tiger Brands Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Mary Jane Morifi regarding the Listeria Outbreak in which Tiger Brands is implicated.

Pizza Hut opens 100th store in sub-Saharan Africa

23 March 2018

Pizza Hut opens its 100th store in Sub-Saharan Africa in the historic Ghandi Square, Johannesburg. Pizza Hut restaurants now trade in 13 Sub-Saharan African countries, with an additional 90 stores in Morocco, Egypt and Algeria, bringing the total to 190 across the African contine

WHO warns against trade ban after South African Listeria source identified

23 March 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against a blanket trade ban on South African meat as some countries suspended imports after identification of the Listeria outbreak source.

Drought declared a national disaster

22 March 2018

Government this week formally declared the drought as a “national state of disaster”. Which means that the “primary responsibility for the coordination and management of the disaster” is now designated to the national executive.

Imports of food products from Brazil shut down

22 March 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended imports of food products from various establishments in Brazil suspected of fraudulently evading food safety checks.

New food-safety regulations imminent

18 March 2018

The outbreak’s been a long time coming because of an alarming lack of government oversight of the sector. Now, food safety regulations are likely to be expedited to prevent other such outbreaks.

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