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Biodegradable plastic packaging - It's time to also use it for food

07 September 2018

a Biodegradable plastics have been around for a long time, but have so far only been of limited use for food. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research in Würzburg want to change this with a new class of materials.

Tackling the organic waste crisis

07 September 2018

a With only six years of municipal landfill airspace left, the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town are implementing programmes to reduce the volume of waste going to municipal landfills in order to avoid ‘Landfill Zero’.

The reality about farming in SA is food for thought

06 September 2018

a There is a worrying danger that our food producers may quit simply because they can no longer make a living off the land. Repeated concerns have been expressed that expropriation without compensation – especially of commercial farming property – could start to drive farmers off t

The FDA issued a warning about foods prepared with liquid nitrogen -Here’s what you need to know

06 September 2018

a Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has weighed in on liquid nitrogen–infused foods and drinks, and they're urging people to avoid consuming anything prepared with this potentially dangerous substance.

Food fraud breaks consumer trust

06 September 2018

a Food fraud is on the rise and needs our urgent attention on all levels.

What do the best-before, sell-by and use-by dates on food products really mean

05 September 2018

a Speaking at the National Health Laboratory Service on Monday, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi clarified once and for all how the date-marking on food products works in South Africa – including the abolishment of the “sell-by” date.

Metro urges for food safety by adhering to labelled storage specifications

05 September 2018

a The metro has stressed under no circumstances should one consume nor accept food that has foul smell or is in an unpleasant form.

Gauteng Education to Provide Training for Food Handlers

04 September 2018

a Johannesburg – The Gauteng Department of Education has unveiled a pilot project, in partnership with Unisa, to train volunteer food handlers in nutrition and safety.

Return expired goods to seller, but don't loot the shop, says Consumer Commission

04 September 2018

a PRETORIA - The National Consumer Commission (NCC) on Friday appealed to customers to be vigilant, and always check expiry and "sell by" dates on products to avoid using harmful goods.

Revised business model spurs profits at RCL Foods

04 September 2018

a Poultry producer reports a 50% jump in full-year profits. Poultry producer RCL Foods’ reported a 50% jump in full-year profits on Tuesday, saying the restructure of its chicken business and growth in its grocery unit helped it improve its performance.

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