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How you can be sure water is safe to drink after Day Zero
With 75 days to the latest estimate of Day Zero — April 16 — Capetonians are eyeing swimming pools‚ rain tanks and boreholes as sources of water. But how do they know whether the water is safe to drink‚ and if it isn’t what can they do?
M&M’s maker, Mars, breaks ties with industry group in push for transparency
New York — Confectionery group Mars, which makes M&M’s candy and Wrigley’s gum, on Monday published its policies on conducting and funding scientific studies for the first time, as it plans to break ties with an industry-backed organisation
‘Sin tax’ for sugar will cause job losses – SASA
The health promotion levy (HPL) on the sugar content of sweetened beverages will be announced by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in his budget speech for the 2018/2019 financial year.
9 Sick Kids from Soweto Broke the World’s Largest Listeria Outbreak
According to South African health officials, on Friday 12th January, nine children under the age of 5 years presented to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital with febrile gastro-enteritis...
Food fraud: 6 of the most commonly faked products and how to avoid them
If you’re a smart shopper you may always be on the lookout for counterfeit bags, shoes and watches when heading to the mall. But what about having to watch out for fraud in the grocery store?
Listeria class action gaining pace
The Richard Spoor Attorneys’ list of victims has now reached about 100 people, as the law firm scrambles to submit a full application to court for their class action suit against Tiger Brands for damages relating to their listeria-contaminated products.
Ten heartbreaking cases cited in listeriosis lawsuit
"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 . . ."
EU food rules to tighten in 2018
“Today we have taken an important step towards protecting the health and well-being of our citizens," EU health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said in July when a draft of the report was approved.
Compulsory standards needed to avoid another listeriosis outbreak
Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said the compulsory standards would have to be responsive to the country’s unique set of challenges.
Global Food Safety Testing Market Anticipated to Reach $17.7 Billion by 2021
According to a new market intelligence report by BIS Research, titled 'Global Food Safety Testing Market- Analysis and Forecast (2017-2021)', the global food safety testing market is expected to reach $17.7 billion by 2021.
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