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SPAR Eastern Cape declares war on plastic bags

06 April 2018

SPAR Eastern Cape said the company has declared war on plastic shopping bags, and launched a campaign to persuade customers to exchange them for reusable paper ones.

Wearable technology offers food processors information, efficiency

05 April 2018

The future food factory could soon be filled with everything from smartwatches to smart gloves and augmented reality

South Africa introduces sugar tax

04 April 2018

South Africa’s Sugary Beverages Levy has come into effect this week, and is expected to raise the price of sugary soft drinks.

Ten heartbreaking cases cited in listeriosis lawsuit

29 March 2018

"Parents have suffered the unimaginable pain of losing children in horrific circumstances . . . and those who survived face a life of blindness‚ deafness and cognitive disabilities . . ."

'Listeriosis Outbreak Risks becoming another life Esidimeni Tragedy'

29 March 2018

Officials from the various departments on Wednesday briefed Parliament on the outbreak and the recall of various meat products.

Listeriosis: Consumers urged to check meat sell-by dates

29 March 2018

The government is advising consumers to check all meat expiration dates even though they are stringently tested at abattoirs and processing plants.

Trading partners dubious about safety of SA’s food exports after listeriosis outbreak

28 March 2018

SA’s listeriosis outbreak has negatively affected trading partners’ perceptions of the safety of food exports from SA and could have a financial effect that extends far beyond the companies at the heart of the current crisis...

DTI says companies affected by Listeriosis could face legal action

28 March 2018

Members of Parliament received a briefing from officials in the various departments about the listeria outbreak and the recall of certain products on Wednesday.

Compulsory standards needed to avoid another listeriosis outbreak

28 March 2018

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said the compulsory standards would have to be responsive to the country’s unique set of challenges.

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.

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