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Silver linings: SA food & beverage sector could emerge from pandemic stronger than before

By: Food Focus on 10 July 2020

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

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Food insecurity the next big hurdle approaching SA’s Covid-19 wreaked economy

By: Food Focus on 10 July 2020

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

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TOMRA Food Publishes new E-book for potato fresh packers

By: Food Focus on 09 July 2020

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 ...

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Heat and Control Celebrates 70th Anniversary

By: Food Focus on 26 June 2020

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...

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Renewable Energy feature to debut at IFAT Africa 2021

By: Food Focus on 22 June 2020

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

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TOMRA Food helps RAGO to sort the best salad

By: Food Focus on 18 June 2020

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.

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SASDT webinar to address the myths and misconceptions around food and diet

By: SASDT on 17 June 2020

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.

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Calls for comments on franchise industry code

By: Food Focus on 12 June 2020

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

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South Africa needs a new future vision with a strong focus on economic growth

By: Food Focus on 12 June 2020

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

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New online map plots acts of kindness during Covid-19 lockdown

By: Food Focus on 10 June 2020

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.

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Eskort Donates Over R1 million worth of food parcels

By: Food Focus on 09 June 2020

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

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Concern for the oceans drives consumers to 'vote with their forks’ for sustainable seafood

By: Marine Stewardship Council on 08 June 2020

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...

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South Africa joins the global in observing the second UN World Food Safety Day

By: National Department of Health on 07 June 2020

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.

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WHO urges caution as countries in Africa ease lockdowns

By: Food Focus on 05 June 2020

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

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TOMRA Food Publishes E-Book for Nut Processors

By: Food Focus on 05 June 2020

OMRA Food has published an eBook to help nut processors tackle underlying operational challenges, which are now intensifying because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SAPCA Cleantex® Summit re-scheduled

By: Food Focus on 04 June 2020

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

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PMA Hires new country manager for South Africa

By: Food Focus on 28 May 2020

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...

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Uber Eats reveals South Africa’s fav burger orders

By: Food Focus on 28 May 2020

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

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Tomra Food starts working with the renderers of pet food ingredients

By: Food Focus on 25 May 2020

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

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COVID-19 Pandemic Related to the concept of Force Majeure (Act of God) by Hanno Bekker

By: Food Focus on 22 May 2020

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...

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Protein Blend : Growing Health-Conscious People across the Globe Helps to flourish Industry Rapidly

By: Food Focus on 22 May 2020

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

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Eins-Sci COVID-19 Testing Laboratory Solution

By: Food Focus on 22 May 2020

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

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Forestry South Africa celebrates World Bee Day by making bees the focus of their new standard operating procedure

By: Forestry South Africa on 20 May 2020

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.

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In a changing world, boost your immune system with mushrooms!

By: Food Focus on 19 May 2020

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!

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Interest-free education loans for South African students in Germany

By: Food Focus on 19 May 2020

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...

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Key industry event co-location to boost science-based industry development

By: Food Focus on 19 May 2020

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

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The National Department of Health has a new Director-General

By: Food Focus on 15 May 2020

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...

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Restaurants and fast food outlets rely on polystyrene containers for take-aways

By: Polystyrene Association of South Africa on 14 May 2020

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.

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Infographic: Vegan Products Thriving With Share Price Gains of Up To 156%, Despite Corona Crisis

By: Food Focus on 13 May 2020

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

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COVID Support Services for Business reopening and continued operations during Covid-19 lockdown levels

By: Food Consulting Services on 12 May 2020

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.

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Minister Didiza announces the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Eastern Cape Province

By: Food Focus on 11 May 2020

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.

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Covid-19 impact on trade and labour in the fresh fruit, vegetable industry

By: Food Focus on 05 May 2020

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

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Natural Food Preservatives: Huge demand for packaged food creates lucrative industry growth opportunities 

By: Food Focus on 29 April 2020

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.

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COVID-19 Brings Food Safety and Services for the Elderly into Sharp Focus

By: Food Focus on 29 April 2020

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

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Shortages of CO2 due to COVID-19 to restrict beer production, says GlobalData

By: Food Focus on 28 April 2020

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.

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Craft brewers and distillers to focus on innovation and collaboration to help re-boot the industry

By: Food Focus on 28 April 2020

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.

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Pepsico unveils R12-million #givemealsgivehope initiative to alleviate COVID-19 hunger in South Africa

By: Food Focus on 23 April 2020

PepsiCo South Africa today unveiled a R12-million initiative to provide meals to vulnerable South Africans amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

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Franchise sector appeals to government for urgent intervention

By: Food Focus on 20 April 2020

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

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Denny’s social responsibility Adds Goodness

By: Denny Mushrooms on 20 April 2020

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.

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TOMRA Food makes its test and demonstration centers virtual

By: Food Focus on 09 April 2020

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.

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Advice for food businesses: COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Food Focus on 09 April 2020

The Consumer Goods Council Food Safety Initiative shares some advise for food businesses during the COVID19 Pandemic.

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COVID-19 Brings Food Safety and Services for the Elderly into Sharp Focus

By: Food Focus on 09 April 2020

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

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Six Dogs Distillery Donates Hand Sanitiser to Curb COVID19

By: Food Focus on 07 April 2020

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.

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The CoronaFighter WebApp brings South Africa immediate aid

By: Food Focus on 06 April 2020

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

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Bidfood Launches Home Delivery Service

By: Food Focus on 02 April 2020

Bidfood is proud to offer a new service to households in certain regions in South Africa with their new AT HOME delivery service.

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PMA updates on the Coronavirus and fresh produce

By: Food Focus on 01 April 2020

PMA’s updates on the Coronavirus and fresh produce

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New headquarters affirm TOMRA FOOD's commitment to South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania

By: Food Focus on 27 March 2020

TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.

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Business Unusual - but franchising will bounce back

By: Food Focus on 27 March 2020

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

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COVID19 lock-down 26 March and the movement of honeybees: SABIO to issue Permit to Perform Essential Service.

By: Food Focus on 27 March 2020

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

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Special Appeal: COVID19 Response Escalating Food Provisions To Vulnerable Communities Across South Africa

By: Food Focus on 27 March 2020

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

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THERE IS NO NEED FOR PANIC BUYING, SAYS RETAILERS, THE GOVERNMENT

By: Food Focus on 24 March 2020

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

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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Escalation of Measures to Combat COVID-19 Epidemic

By: Food Focus Newsdesk on 24 March 2020

Over the past week, South Africans have demonstrated their determination, their sense of purpose, their sense of community and their sense of responsibility.

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Compliance with labelling legislation - DSA Labelling Guide

By: Food Focus on 18 March 2020

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

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PepsiCo's global ambitions fed by Pioneer Foods deal all-clear

By: Food Focus on 18 March 2020

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.

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Pick n Pay has announced a special pensioners shopping hour every Wednesday for shoppers over 65

By: Food Focus on 17 March 2020

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.

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Meeting Cancellation: Processed Meat Products Workshop

By: Food Focus on 17 March 2020

It is with regret that AFSQ has to cancel the Processed Meat Products Workshop scheduled for the 25th of March 2020.

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Rooibos Continues to enjoy GI protection in UK post brexit

By: Food Focus on 11 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.

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Why we must rethink the potato for a sustainable use of resources

By: TOMRA Food on 11 March 2020

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

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Africa’s Big 7 set to be another sold-out success

By: Food Focus on 09 March 2020

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.

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Hot tea riding ‘third-wave’ coffee culture emerging across the US, says GlobalData

By: Food Focus on 09 March 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

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WWF-SA Backs new sustainability award in wine and food tourism

By: Food Focus on 02 March 2020

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

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FSSC 22000 Version 5 obtains GFSI benchmarking recognition

By: Aldin Hilbrands – Technical Director on 24 February 2020

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

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NRCS orders for a national recall of canned pilchards

By: NATIONAL REGULATOR FOR COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS on 24 February 2020

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.

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A new era for South Africa's 100 year old supergrain

By: MLS Group on 21 February 2020

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

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AgriSETA launches its 5th Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) centre at Potchefstroom College of Agriculture

By: AgriSETA on 20 February 2020

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - Agriseta today launched its fifth Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Centre in partnership with the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture.

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Africa’s first research and training feed mill to be launched at Africa’s largest feed and animal nutrition conference

By: Food Focus on 18 February 2020

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

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TOMRA Food showcases new and innovative technologies at the world's leading fresh produce event

By: Food Focus on 14 February 2020

TOMRA’s three food sorting and grading brands exhibit industry-leading solutions at Fruit Logistica Berlin.

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AFMA participates in 13th International Feed Regulators Meeting

By: Food Focus on 09 February 2020

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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New Chairman of the Board of Directors at SABIO

By: Food Focus on 06 February 2020

Dr Adriaan du Toit is appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at SABIO – the South African Bee Industry Organisation.

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Michel Picandent is appointed Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Food

By: Food Focus on 28 January 2020

Michel Picandet has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Food. He joined the company on January 1st, 2020 and will be based at the TOMRA Food headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. In his new role, he will be in charge of...

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AFMA Forum 2020 Programme Released

By: Food Focus on 20 January 2020

The 10th AFMA Forum themed ‘Explore today for a better tomorrow’, which will be held at the Sun City Convention Centre from 3 to 5 March 2020, will bring together animal nutritionists, veterinarians, feed manufacturers, feed formulators and technical

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SAI Global QPRO and SAIGAS acquisition deal closes

By: Food Focus on 16 January 2020

NOSA Group is pleased to announce the closing of the transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS. The newest acquisitions – QPRO and SAIGAS – are among the most highly regarded and recognised companies offering food safety assurance and certification...

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TOPS at SPAR warns consumers of the devastating ‘aftertaste’ of drinking and driving

By: Food Focus on 13 December 2019

South Africa records 14 000 deaths on our roads annually, or 1500 every month, of which almost 60% are drinking and driving-related. Not only are South Africans among the highest consumers of alcohol in the world...

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Invite to PLMA Amsterdam 2020

By: Food Focus on 13 December 2019

Wesgro extends an invitation to relevant Western Cape and Cape Town companies to apply to participate at the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Exhibition, which is scheduled to take place from 26 – 27 May 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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NOSA to acquire SAI Global’s QPRO and SAIGAS

By: Food Focus on 11 December 2019

NOSA Group, a global safety intelligence expert, has entered into an agreement to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a recognised leading provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance servi

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NOSA acquires Deltamune’s laboratory business

By: Food Focus on 09 December 2019

NOSA Group is pleased to confirm acquisition of 100% of the Deltamune Group’s laboratory business (a leader in diagnostic testing and salmonella serotyping) effective 1 December 2019. This follows our press release dated 22 October 2019 where it was

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Food Lover’s Market bans plastic bags in all corporate stores

By: Food Focus on 05 December 2019

Food Lover’s Market, South Africa’s leading fresh produce retailer, today confirmed its continued commitment to a plastic-free shopping experience with the announcement that it has banned plastic bags completely, as of 01 December 2019, in...

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South Africa’s Top Food Retailers Embark on an Initiative to Reduce Food Waste

By: Food Focus on 05 December 2019

Leading food retailers in South Africa have indicated a keen interest in committing to implementing initiatives to reduce food waste in their stores in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal to halve global food waste by 2030.

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Molemole outbreak follow - up report

By: Food Focus on 05 December 2019

See the attached FMD Molemole outbreak update for your attention.

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Food Focus acquires Food & Beverage Reporter Magazine

By: Food Focus on 04 December 2019

Food Focus has recently acquired the food industry publication, Food & Beverage Reporter, adding the print media platform to its range of food media offerings and related services.

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Fresh new look for Country Mushrooms

By: Food Focus on 03 December 2019

Country Mushrooms launched their fresh new look on 28 November. They are boasting with a brand new 100% recyclable label as well as a new 100% compostable/recyclable punnet.

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Making the future of food sustainable

By: Food Focus on 02 December 2019

With a rapidly growing population, adopting sustainable production practices on a global scale is an imperative to safeguard the future of our planet. The food supply chain is certainly one area where there is urgent need for improved sustainability.

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How the mould happened and what we did about it.

By: Food Focus on 22 November 2019

At Montego, we believe that honesty and transparency ate essential foundations for strong relationships, so to our loyal retailers and their customers, here is the story of the unexpected mould problems we recently experienced in specific batches acr

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Pick n Pay moves to make healthier eating more accessible

By: Food Focus on 19 November 2019

South Africa has been named one of the unhealthiest countries in the world. Complicating this is the fact that healthy eating is often seen as expensive or complicated...

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New Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree launched

By: Food Focus on 16 November 2019

New 3-year qualification developed specifically to prepare plastics technicians and engineers for SA market

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The technologies and trends shaping the supermarket of the future

By: Food Focus on 12 November 2019

Food businesses will have to change to stay competitive – online, in-store, and at sorting and processing plants too.

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Nespresso takes recycling up a gear with Bicycles made from capsules

By: Food Focus on 12 November 2019

More than ever before, consumers are looking to make sustainable choices in their daily lives. Understanding the origin of a product, and its impact on the world around us, is becoming increasingly crucial in daily decision-making.

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Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on Foot-and-Mouth disease in Molemole District

By: Food Focus on 07 November 2019

On 1 November 2019, veterinary services were alerted to clinical signs suspicious for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in a herd of cattle on a farm in the Molemole district of Limpopo Province. This farm is located in the previous FMD free zone of...

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Meet the masters: Learning about smoking and thermal treatment of meat

By: Food Focus on 05 November 2019

On 8 and 10 October 2019, PHT and Schröter jointly hosted two masterclasses about thermal treatment of meat, first in Johannesburg and then in Cape Town. With presentations by experts in the fields of meat smoking, food safety and hygiene solutions,

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NOSA to acquire Deltamune’s laboratory business

By: Food Focus on 01 November 2019

This deal will create SA’s largest Food and Agriculture and Occupational Health laboratory group NOSA Group, a leading global occupational health and safety (OHS) risk management solutions provider,

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FoodNext.Africa Cape Town, a successful food and beverage conference championing change in catering and providing tangible value to the market.

By: Food Focus on 30 October 2019

FoodNext.Africa Cape Town, a successful food and beverage conference championing change in catering and providing tangible value to the market.

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KFC Puts child hunger in the spotlight at the inaugural state of hope address this world hunger month

By: Food Focus on 17 October 2019

After a decade of commitment to addressing child hunger and poverty in South Africa, KFC has reinforced its commitment to the communities that it operates in and to help bring an end to the injustice that is childhood hunger.

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Checkers launches long-awaited rewards programme

By: Food Focus on 15 October 2019

The wait is over - Checkers Xtra Savings is here! Africa’s largest supermarket group has introduced its latest initiative that shows their loyalty to customers, and not the other way round.

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SAMPA launches a new look website

By: Food Focus on 11 October 2019

SAMPA have updated and refreshed their website to make it safer and more secure for users and to provide an easier and more informative experience for users.

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Tomra Food Introduces New Sorting Machine for Potatoes

By: Food Focus on 11 October 2019

Developed in response to specific customer challenges, TOMRA Food has introduced the TOMRA 3A sensor-based sorting machine for freshly harvested root crops, offering potato growers unrivalled sorting capabilities, dependability, and affordability

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Suicide prevention requires us to spend 40 seconds on 10 October

By: Food Focus on 10 October 2019

South Africa joins the global community to observe and commemorate World Mental Health Day on the 10 October. The whole month of October is dedicated to raising awareness on mental health and suicide prevention under the theme: Suicide Prevention.

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The 2019 AFMA Symposium focuses on how to choose the right animal feed additive

By: Food Focus on 09 October 2019

Feed additives play an increasingly important role in animal nutrition as farmers search for new ways to improve the performance and health of their animals. It is critical to make informed decisions about what to add in your feed formulation for sp

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Montego Public Notice - Pet Food Recall

By: Food Focus on 07 October 2019

RECALL: Over the past few weeks, several isolated instances of mould were discovered in Montego products, originating from specific batches.

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Government publishes regulations for processed meat products

By: Food Focus on 01 October 2019

New regulations to protect the South African consumer against health and safety risks posed by the production of processed meat products will come into effect next month.

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Level Four's delicious new 'catch of the day' menu boosts micro suppliers

By: Food Focus on 26 September 2019

54 on Bath’s fine-dining Level Four restaurant (https://www.tsogosun.com/level-four) is welcoming Jozi’s warmer weather with a new summer menu and its signature focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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