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Traders must ensure whatever is on the shelf is safe to eat
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has called for coordinated legislative national efforts to deal with fraudulent, counterfeit and expired food products and other manufactured goods being sold in South Africa.
Research Takes Aim at Minimizing Impacts of Listeria
Research and new technologies are striving to minimize the impacts of the relentless lurker that is Listeria.
Environmental Monitoring Program: 8 Questions Every EMP Should Answer
Ready-to-eat (RTE) food safety recalls and outbreaks due to product contamination of Listeria monocytogenes from the environment are devastating to affected consumers and their families, the originating food plants, and the food industry.
What Africa needs to do to ensure good water management for agriculture
What Africa needs Global agriculture is facing unprecedented challenges. It’s estimated that the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050 with an ever expanding middle class.
General Mills to settle pesticide lawsuit by changing Nature Valley labels
General Mills, INC. has agreed to remove ‘Made with 100% Natural Whole Grain Oats’ claim from its Nature Valley’s packaging following a lawsuit alleged its bars contained small amounts of pesticide.
What Happens When Grocery Stores Eliminate ‘Best Before’ Dates
Did you know that developed countries waste between 30 to 60 percent of the food that is produced? That’s an astronomical amount of waste! In fact, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that each year...
Consumer Commission tackles 'potentially harmful' fake food products
JOHANNESBURG - The National Consumer Commission (NCC) on Monday said it was dealing with allegations of illicit fake and potentially harmful food products, said to be manufactured by operators of small informal shops, and sold to unsuspecting, vulnerable consumers in various part
Kroger will phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025
Kroger announced today it will phase out single-use plastic bags in its 2,800 stores by 2025 and offer only reusable bags. The grocer will begin with Seattle-based QFC, with plans to remove all plastic bags from the northwest banner by the end of next year.
By 2030 we could throw away over 2BN tons of food.
Around a third of the world’s food is lost or thrown away each year. Currently, we waste 1.6 billion tons of food annually, worth about $1.2 trillion.
Forget Instagram, Nestlé wants you to take pictures for your health
Nestle SA's unit in Japan expects a fledgling business selling nutritional drinks and supplements to aging consumers to grow into a nearly $1 billion business within a decade as the food giant becomes the latest to employ genetics to market food.
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