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Drought-stricken Zimbabwe at impasse: Grow maize or not?

27 November 2018

Ezimnyama - As Zimbabwe's farmers head to the fields to plant, the country is facing yet another dry growing season, meteorologists predict. But that has not persuaded Sikhathele Sibanda to grow something besides thirsty maize, despite government urging.

Two cholera cases confirmed in Limpopo

27 November 2018

This is the second case of cholera reported in the Blouberg municipal area in November.The second case of cholera has been confirmed in the Blouberg municipal area, the Limpopo department of health confirmed to Polokwane Review.

Prevalence of bacterial contamination of infant formula in China warrants further research

27 November 2018

The prevalence of Bacillus cereus in infant and follow-up formula in China may warrant further research so criteria can be developed for risk assessment and quality control, say Chinese researchers.

Third fire hits wine industry in recent months

26 November 2018

The fire which broke out at the KWV production facility in southern Paarl on Tuesday, is the third such incident to hit the wine industry in quick succession.

Season of records for citrus production in SA

26 November 2018

South Africa’s citrus industry experienced a particularly good season this year, despite water constraints and dry conditions in some major citrus-producing regions.

Rama is not 'margarine', advertising body tells Checkers

26 November 2018

Shoprite Checkers has been ordered to remove the word "margarine" when advertising the popular sandwich spread Rama. This follows a complaint at the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) by Dave Bennett after the retailer issued a catalogue featuring special deals offered by Checke

All 1,060 listeriosis victims could benefit as Tiger Brands agrees to class action

26 November 2018

Lawyers representing victims of the listeriosis outbreak will approach the South Gauteng High Court to certify the litigation as a class action. Thamsanqa Malusi, of Richard Spoor Attorneys, told TimesLIVE on Friday that they would approach the court on Wednesday.

California may be the source of the latest romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

23 November 2018

The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have cautioned people not to eat romaine lettuce while they investigate the outbreak. It’s very similar to an outbreak of E. coli that killed one person and made at least 25 people ill last year, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scot

Tiger Brands posts grim results as listeria pain continues

23 November 2018

Total revenue for the exports and international businesses declined by 10% to R3.8 billion, while operating income reduced by 32%. Picture: Citizen. South Africa’s Tiger Brands posted results on Thursday, which paint a gloomy picture for the company that...

Americans urged to not eat romaine lettuce

22 November 2018

North America, the USA and Canada is dealing with romaine lettuce on supermarket shelves that may be contaminated with E. coli.CNN reports that “thirty-two people, including 13 who have been hospitalized, have been infected with the outbreak strain in 11 states.”

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