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Shoprite promises chickens & eggs for Christmas

26 November 2017

a Deputy General Manager for food buying at Shoprite Checkers, Jaco Brand said: “So far we’ve managed to keep the shelves full. We’ve been working very closely with all our major produces just to ensure that we have sufficient stock for Christmas...

Workshop to address sanitation at schools

21 November 2017

a WORLD Toilet Day (November 19) is an occasion to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. 1.5 million more children under the age of six lived in households without a toilet or a ventilated improved pit latrine in South Africa.

Reducing Food Loss & Waste

22 November 2017

a If "food waste" were a country, it would be the third-biggest carbon dioxide emitter in the world.And it's a blow to 500 million smallholder farmers worldwide, costing them at least 15 percent of an already-precarious income...

Radical ideas to solve Cape Town water crisis – from expert who spotted Day Zero

12 February 2018

a EDINBURGH — Scientist Gordon Maclear warned more than two decades ago that Cape Town was edging slowly but surely towards a water crisis of epic proportions. He published a scientific report in an academic journal outlining the evidence.

Tiger Brands: Counting the cost of the Listeriosis recall

25 March 2018

a Watch the SABC TV News interview with Tiger Brands Chief Officer: Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Mary Jane Morifi regarding the Listeria Outbreak in which Tiger Brands is implicated.

Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa

26 March 2018

a A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, says The World Health Organization's top specialist on global food safety

Avian flu found in seabirds - dept halts all research

26 March 2018

a The Department of Environmental Affairs on Friday said it had decided to halt all research activities involving the handling of seabirds in an effort to manage the spread of avian influenza - the same strain reported in the poultry industry in 2017.

Industry weighs in on Listeria monocytogenes and ag water regulations

20 February 2018

a The produce industry is acutely aware of the potential adverse public health consequences that can be associated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) and fresh produce. However, fresh produce poses a unique challenge among FDA regulated foods

Animals will die as harmful plastic pellets hit SA's beaches

27 October 2017

a “An ecological disaster and an environmental emergency” – that’s what conservation and environmental organisations are calling the millions of plastic pellets‚ known as "nurdles"‚ that have been washing up on KwaZulu-Natal beaches over the past two weeks. The rapid spread of the

Probe into dairy giant over baby milk salmonella scare

28 December 2017

a French prosecutors have opened a probe into salmonella contamination and a major international recall of baby milk produced by dairy giant Lactalis, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday.

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