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Beyond versatility, potatoes also meet two of the eleven dietary guidelines but taste and convenience also affirms potatoes as one of South Africa’s most loved staples, with a third of all potatoes produced found in the informal market.
The collection and disposal of hazardous waste is a critical focus area that requires greater self-regulation by the industry, increased vigilance and insistence on the use of certified containers by authorities.
Food insecurity is a reality for many South Africans with nearly half of the nation’s households living under the poverty line. Now more than ever before, our food systems must be sustainable, stronger and resilient to shocks.
Agriculture and food production does not happen in isolation, and to maximise food production and address world hunger, stakeholders across a broad value chain have to start working more collaboratively and sustainably.
On 16 October, the world unites in recognition of World Food Day which each year highlights the UN goal of achieving #zerohunger by 2030. Over the past six months Woolworths, together with its customers and partners has donated over 1.5 million meals
Not only does hand drying remove moisture from our hands, it also causes friction. This friction further reduces the microbial load and the transfer of germs.
Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, launches the most advanced sorting platform in the industry: the TOMRA 5S Advanced. It builds on the class-leading performance of the Compac Multi Lane Sorter.
The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted organisations across Africa to invest in distilling facilities for the first time, and prompted existing distillers and brewers to innovate and diversify.
Independent research has found New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms are already close to being carbon neutral and strengthens calls for the formal recognition of on-farm sequestration.
The food relief group was formed during the lockdown in response to the humanitarian crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Chefs with Compassion is a collaboration between organisations, restaurants and chefs to reduce food waste and create
Despite COVID-19, which is estimated to have cost CEL BWP190m in revenue, CEL managed to increase its revenue by one percent to BWP5,421 million, increased gross profit by three percent to BWP1,253 million and raised its gross margin from 22,7 percen
The country’s largest provider of heart disease medication warns people to cut back on salt as it could have a destructive impact on their cardiovascular system.
The Fry Family Food Co., have gone beyond the impossible with their most important innovation to date, The Big Fry Burger. The 100% plant-based burger has 20g of protein and looks, sizzles and tastes just like a ground beef burger.
Brambles, the global supply chain solutions company operating in nearly 60 countries through the CHEP brand, is not just a thought leader but also sets a benchmark when it comes to sustainability in business.
Diversey - the leading global hygiene and cleaning company – has applied its acknowledged expertise in the Food and Beverage (F&B) sector to provide key safety advice designed to protect against airborne...
The CSIR is collaborating with Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT), a non-profit company that assists small and medium enterprises in the agricultural sector, to introduce an accessible and affordable mobile food safety testin
Exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa have issued a call for papers, seeking expert industry speakers for food & drink technology Africa, the premier trade fair for food, beverage, and packaging in Southern Africa
Wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution to support food security amid looming water shortages, but the cost of the necessary infrastructure means it is not being widely adopted in South Africa.
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) today announced the provision of R66 million to AgriSETA, to train 400 EPWP participants to become Artisans.
The fresh produce industry has a golden opportunity to increase the focus on health as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.
DiMuto, a tech-based trade solutions platform, has secured a deal with the Jupiter Group, a leading global fresh produce company, to deploy blockchain traceability for their produce.
The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of FMI – The FoodSQF Global Website Logo 250x250 Color Industry Association, today announces a new event, SQF Global, which aims to unite the worldwide food safety community. The event will be held i
Diverseyis manufacturing hand sanitizer in a partnership with the South African Breweries (SAB), a proud member of the ABInbev family, to help local efforts in combatting the spread of SARS-CoV-19.
The annual Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference hosted by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will take place on 18-20 August 2020 as a virtual conference with free registration.
Iberchem Group To Expand Activity In Africa With The Creation Of Iberchem South Africa
New premises, with Customer Experience Center and Regional Training Hub, will strengthen the customer support provided across Latin America by TOMRA Food, Compac, and BBC Technologies
Franchising has at its heart the spirit of entrepreneurship but amidst the Covid-19 pandemic that has resulted in immeasurable destruction of small businesses, the question remains whether the entrepreneurial flame can be re-ignited for future growth
New distribution agreement signed between Ecolab and Bidfood in South Africa to enable broader local market access to Ecolab food safety and infection prevention portfolio.
How to be budget savvy with your grocery list without compromising on nutritional value.
Germany takes the next step: monetary gift for South Africa students in Germany...
L.E.K. Consulting Expects Swaths of the Opportunity Revealed in Earlier 2020 Study to Remain for Packaging Suppliers.
The University of Pretoria (UP), in partnership with the University of Leeds and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), has been awarded a grant of £2 million (R43 million) to set up a Food Systems Research Net
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mindset changes and innovation that could improve local food and beverage businesses, and could even catalyse innovation and growth in future. This is according to exhibitors and experts on the advisory board of food
The relaxation of rules under level 3 of the lockdown regulations allowing for more economic activity comes amid a continuing job's bloodbath. Several large South African corporates including SAA, Edcon, SABC and Cell C among others have recently ann
TOMRA Food has published an eBook to help potato fresh packers tackleoperational challenges intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 19-page publication, downloadable free-of-charge from the company’s website, offers information and advice ...
With seven decades of modernising equipment solutions, the company continues to advance the food, pharmaceutical and multiple additional industries. Heat and Control takes pride in the machinery they manufacture and the customers they serve...
IFAT Africa, the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in Southern Africa, has announced a new highlight to be launched at the 2021 trade show – Powered by IFAT, a focused renewable Energy Pavilion, supported by Renewable Energy
RAGO Group is one of the leading Italian producers of washed, packaged and ready-to-eat (fourth range) salad, and the second biggest exporter of rocket in Europe.
There are many myths and misconceptions around food and diet. The SASDT is hosting a webinar where they will explore some of the key reason why people cling to these beliefs, and why their minds are so hard to change.
In a surprise announcement, the Department of Trade & Competition (dtic) notified the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) that it was asking for comments on the discussion document relating to the publication of the Franchise Association of
We must look beyond the underlying economic problems faced by South Africa for the opportunities generated by a growing urbanised population. Professor Philippe Burger, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Poverty, Inequality and Economic Development at the Unive
South Africans tracking the country’s Covid-19 infection map now have another, more positive and hopeful, chart to plot. And the faster the rise in “cases” on this map, the better.
Eskort is responding to the COVID crisis with a sense of community that is ingrained in its DNA. In line with its corporate social responsibility initiatives, the processed pork products brand is donating over R1 million worth of food parcels
South African consumers are leading the world in consumer activism to protect our oceans and the seafood we all love. Choosing seafood with the blue MSC label is just one easy way to take action for our oceans this World Oceans Day...
Today is the World Food Safety Day. The United Nations has declared 7th June and the World Food Safety Day, to strengthen global efforts to ensure food safety under the theme that Food Safety everyone’s business.
Brazzaville, 28 May 2020 – Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appea
OMRA Food has published an eBook to help nut processors tackle underlying operational challenges, which are now intensifying because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of the ongoing uncertainty facing the world in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued ban on gatherings of large numbers of people in South Africa, the organising committee of the SAPCA Cleantex® 2020 Summit deemed the postp
Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has hired Lianne Jones, a produce and floral industry veteran with extensive global experience, as the new Country Manager for PMA in South Africa. Jones’s background includes nearly 20 years of...
The softest rolls, smothered in a variety of garnishes, dripping with sauce or simply all extras removed for the traditional taste, burgers continue to be a firm favourite for South Africans. Now, Uber Eats has compiled the list of the nation’s favou
Optical sorting machines now benefit the renderers of animal food production by-products.TOMRA Food has begun offering its optical sorting technologies to renderers who turn the by-products from animal food production into petfood ingredients. This n
Force majeure can be defined as any unforeseeable act of God, act of government or any act that is out of your direct control that makes it impossible for one to fulfil a contractual agreement...
The rise in health consciousness amongst consumers has amplified the demand for protein blends. But products with protein blends have been viewed by consumers as less palatable. Hence, key market players in the protein blend market have been launchin
Analytica Lab Africa exhibitor Eins-Sci, an international company specialising in laboratory equipment, has compiled a complete SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) Testing Laboratory Solution including all the equipment and the quantities required to set up the l
Today, on World Bee Day, Forestry South Africa (FSA) joins a global movement to acknowledge the important ecological role of bees and look for solutions to help curb their dramatic global decline.
With the world changing rapidly, it has become even more important than ever to beat winter’s unavoidable colds and flu symptoms thereby ensuring that you remain at optimum health!
During these times of pandemic, the German government is offering financial support for South African students. Due to Covid-19, many students have lost their jobs which allowed them to finance their stay in Germany...
Three trade shows across interconnected value chains for food, drink, water, waste and analytics. The future of South Africa’s key industry sectors – including food & drink, water, sewage and waste treatment – rest heavily on science, and never more
The National Department of Health is pleased to announce Dr Sandile Buthelezi as its incoming Director-General.A seasoned expert in health governance, policy and programme management with more than...
Restaurants and fast food chains are increasingly relying on polystyrene packaging to keep their food hot, hygienic and fresh now that the sale of hot food for home delivery is permitted under Level 4 restrictions.
Listed producers of animal-free products are thriving in spite of the corona crisis. Beyond Meat share prices have increased by around 156% since 18th March. A new infographic from Kryptoszene.de shows that shares in other industry leaders have also
As businesses begin reopening and operating during the various levels of lockdown, there will be a requirement and obligation on these businesses to prove that there is a system in place to manage the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza, MP would like to announce the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at Amathole District Municipality in Eastern Cape.
In PMA South Africa's PMA Talks event on 5 May, panellists from ZZ2, African Green Alpha and the Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) came together to share their thoughts on how Covid-19 challenges will impact talent and labour needs and pract
Packaged food has become widely popular these days because of consumers' busy lifestyles. Hence it has become a priority for the producers to develop food items that have better shelf life, creating demand for good preservatives in the market.
Providing meals for dozens of retirement villages and aged care facilities across South Africa, Fedics remains committed to providing nutritious, age-appropriate meals to the elderly throughout the national COVID-19 lockdown
Beer producers are racing to secure all available CO2 to ensure continued output levels, as the production of Ethanol – a key aspect of petrol production – has fallen sharply due to the ongoing lockdown and subsequent lack of demand for fuel.
South Africa’s liquor industry, particularly craft distillers and brewers, have been hard hit by the protracted lockdown and ban on the sale of alcohol, with fears that many may not be able to survive.
PepsiCo South Africa today unveiled a R12-million initiative to provide meals to vulnerable South Africans amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
The franchise industry in South Africa generates approximately R734 billion to the economy, according to the Sanlam Franchise Survey conducted in 2019. Furthermore approximately 500 000 employees enjoy permanent employment nationwide in its 48 000 fr
Proudly South African company Denny Mushrooms is doing their part in the COVID-19 crisis by playing a role in social responsibility through its Add Goodness project.
TOMRA Food is taking further action to ensure business continuity while protecting its employees’ and customers’ health with the introduction of Virtual Demonstration Centers to provide interactive demonstrations at this time of limited contact.
The Consumer Goods Council Food Safety Initiative shares some advise for food businesses during the COVID19 Pandemic.
Fedics is providing meals for dozens of retirement villages and aged care facilities across South Africa, they remain committed to providing nutritious, age-appropriate meals to the elderly throughout the national COVID-19 lockdown
To help combat the Coronavirus pandemic, Six Dogs Gin Distillery near Worcester has donated 75 litres of handmade, rose pelargonium-scented hand sanitiser to organisations ranging from SAPS in Claremont to an animal rescue group.
CoronaFighter presents us with the opportunity to be calm and mindful about our health status daily – screen for COVID-19 and stay empowered in the #CoronaFight
Bidfood is proud to offer a new service to households in certain regions in South Africa with their new AT HOME delivery service.
PMA’s updates on the Coronavirus and fresh produce
TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
Whilst the picture for 2020 will be vastly different as a result of the impact of COVID-19, one of franchising’s biggest attributes is its ability to adapt and innovate. At the start of the corona virus threat, franchises from all sectors stepped up
SABIO (South African Bee Industry Organisation) made a submission as the bee sector representative in the agricultural industry on the controlled movement of beehives, during the 21-day lockdown starting on 26 March 2026 at midnight
FoodForward South Africa is launching a special R50 million appeal to be able to scale and provide critical food provisions to our most vulnerable groups across the country
The Chief Executives of some of South Africa’s largest retailers and who are members of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA), engaged with the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, the Competition Commissioner and the National Co
Over the past week, South Africans have demonstrated their determination, their sense of purpose, their sense of community and their sense of responsibility.
As you are aware the legal dispensation regarding labelling forms a complex regulatory framework that can be difficult to navigate and sometimes, whether intentionally or not, allows for some difficulties in interpretation. However compliance with th
US food and beverages giant PepsiCo will be excited by the prospect of growth in sub-Saharan Africa now that its acquisition of Pioneer Foods has been cleared by competition authorities, says GlobalData.
Pick n Pay will open all its supermarkets and hypermarkets an hour earlier every Wednesday for elderly customers to shop for their groceries and essentials.
It is with regret that AFSQ has to cancel the Processed Meat Products Workshop scheduled for the 25th of March 2020.
There has been some speculation around whether South African products, such as Rooibos, will continue to enjoy Geographical Indicator (GI) status following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
We must change how we handle our resources. A rapidly growing population, increased demand for produce and the threat of climate change bring with them risks to the food supply chain, and new approaches must be looked at to enable a sustainable futur
Africa’s biggest food and beverage trade show, looks set to be another sold-out success when it is staged at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 21 – 23 June 2020.
When compared to the hot coffee category, hot tea in the US is still in its infancy. However, the category is benefitting from the success of its relative, with manufacturers borrowing innovations that have helped drive the coffee category, such as
If tourism in South Africa is to raise its contribution to GDP, expand economic opportunity and accelerate inclusive growth, it will have to tackle the issue of sustainability head-on, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conf
Foundation FSSC 22000 is proud to announce that its Scheme Version 5 has now been recognized against version 7.2 of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements and would like to thank all its stakeholders that have contributed
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications has ordered all formal Wholesalers, Retailers and informal Traders to remove and stop selling the 400g Pilchards in Tomato Sauce and 400g Pilchards in Chili Sauce with immediate effect.
Friday, 21 February: Responding to the opportunity to continue providing better nutrition to consumers, Tiger Brands has officially opened its brand new, state-of-the-art Oat Mill for its first and oldest product – Jungle Oats – in Maitland, Cape Tow
Thursday, 20 February 2020 - Agriseta today launched its fifth Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Centre in partnership with the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture.
The AFMA Forum 2020, Africa’s largest feed and animal nutrition conference, was strategically chosen as the right time and perfect platform to officially launch Africa’s first research and training feed mill to be located at the University of Pretori
TOMRA’s three food sorting and grading brands exhibit industry-leading solutions at Fruit Logistica Berlin.
AFMA joined 140 feed industry representatives and government officials from more than 30 countries around the world to participate in discussion on critical issues facing the feed sector
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