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Say No to Raw Cookie Dough

17 December 2017

When you prepare homemade cookie dough, cake mixes, or even bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully cooked. But steer clear of this temptation — eating or tasting unbaked products can make you sick.

Rotten truth about SA eggs: 73 percent contaminated with bacteria

16 December 2017

Academics who bought 468 eggs at shops in Pretoria found contamination on the shells, whites and yolks of 73% of them. Now they say regulations on egg contents are urgently needed to safeguard public health.

Travellers urged to declare agricultural products

15 December 2017

With the summer holiday season in full swing, travellers to the country are urged to declare all agricultural products to avoid exotic pests and diseases being introduced to South Africa that could threaten the agriculture sector and the environment.

Listeria: Call for fast-food outlets and chain stores to test their food

14 December 2017

The civil rights organisation AfriForum on Wednesday urged CEOs of South Africa's large fast-food restaurants and supermarket chains to test their food against listeria by themselves, before it is sold to consumers.

Wine industry to be impacted by drought-stricken Western Cape

12 December 2017

The South African wine industry‚ which is reeling because of the severe drought in the Western Cape‚ is bracing itself for what might be the smallest harvest in more than a decade.

Pest control experts warn against climate change

11 December 2017

Climate change is accelerating the damages caused by pests, according to Rentokil Steritech.

Pregnant woman dies of listeriosis

11 December 2017

Another person has died as a result of the food-borne disease listeriosis‚ Spokesperson Lesemang Matuka said a pregnant woman had died of the disease in Pretoria.

Egg price expected to rise due to tight supplies

10 December 2017

South African consumers should brace themselves for a steep hike in the price of eggs by 20%, according to Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist at FNB Business.

Reduce your carbon footprint this festive season

10 December 2017

South Africa’s largest paper recycler is calling on citizens to reduce their carbon footprint this festive season by recycling all excess paper and packaging generated during this time of year.

One killed by Listeria in Eastern Cape & more

08 December 2017

One person in the Eastern Cape has died from listeriosis, and 23 others tested positive for the foodborne disease...

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