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No new avian flu in Western Cape in two months at previously uninfected farms

09 January 2018

No new cases of avian flu had been confirmed at previously uninfected poultry farms in the Western Cape since the end of October, the province’s MEC for economic opportunities, Alan Winde, said Tuesday.

Bad news for Cape Town KFC Customers

06 January 2018

KFC South Africa has confirmed that there is a chicken shortage at some of its Cape Town branches. As a result, the fast-food chain has reduced trading hours at many of its branches around the Mother City.

Abattoir closure premature: Sovereign Foods

01 January 2018

The Sovereign Foods abattoir in Pretoria has responded after it's abattoir facility was temporarily shut down in light of the discovery of listeria pathogens in some of its meat products.

Nitrate-free bacon on sale in the new year in UK

30 December 2017

For the first time food scientists have managed to produced bacon that does not include nitrites from vegetables or curing agents - a much healthier option, in light of the WHO reports on cured bacon.

Court action over Durban port meat testing

29 December 2017

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters is challenging the insistence on systematic testing of meat at the Durban harbour, as opposed to random tests. It has taken its fight to the Pretoria High Court.

Transkei baby latest listeriosis case

28 December 2017

New cases of listeriosis continue to be diagnosed every week in the Eastern Cape. In the latest case, a three-month-old girl from Libode was diagnosed with the illness.

Probe into dairy giant over baby milk salmonella scare

28 December 2017

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.

Listeria Outbreak - No need to panic says NICD

22 December 2017

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says South Africans shouldn't panic over the 647 cases of listeriosis this year. More than 60 patients have died from the disease since January.

SARS to begin collecting sugar tax in April

20 December 2017

President Jacob Zuma has signed the health promotion levy (or sugar tax) into law and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has announced that it will begin collecting it from April 1 2018.

Search for source of deadly Listeriosis outbreak continues

19 December 2017

There is still no lead on the spate of listeria cases, which has claimed over 30 lives, as attempts to identify the source of the outbreak carry on. This is according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the Health Department.

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