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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.
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...
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
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
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...
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.
See the attached FMD Molemole outbreak update for your attention.
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.
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.
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
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...
New 3-year qualification developed specifically to prepare plastics technicians and engineers for SA market
Food businesses will have to change to stay competitive – online, in-store, and at sorting and processing plants too.
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.
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...
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,
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,
FoodNext.Africa Cape Town, a successful food and beverage conference championing change in catering and providing tangible value to the market.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
RECALL: Over the past few weeks, several isolated instances of mould were discovered in Montego products, originating from specific batches.
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.
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.
A pioneering training initiative that began as a dream many years ago has finally become a reality for the Capitol Caterers Group.
KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Ministry of Health in Kenya are inviting stakeholders to submit their views on the proposed food safety regulations.
A focus on qualifications rather than competencies in the education system is hurting the ability of people to perform optimally, the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association’s (AFMA’s) 72nd annual general meeting (AGM) was told recently.
This statement outlines the position of SAAFFI with regard to the use of food flavourings in e-cigarettes.
The world is currently wasting 1.3 billion tonnes of the food produced for human consumption every year, which amounts to a third of all food produced for that purpose...
Food and beverage is key to any hotel offering, and in the case of Tsogo Sun Hotels (www.tsogosun.com), which prides itself on creating unique and memorable food experiences. Within this context, the group’s chefs are the sheroes and heroes who...
NSF International is now a provisional member of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA), an industry association that promotes the use of independent social compliance audits as a means of improving workplace conditions
On 30-31 July 2019, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosted over 500 delegates representing the entire fresh produce supply chain in Cape Town at the 9th Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show.
BMG’s new Ammeraal Beltech KleenEdge non-fray belting minimises the problems of belt-edge fray and associated contaminated issues, to ensure absolute hygiene in food processing.
dmg events is proud to introduce a focused b2b conference for the food and beverage market, FoodNext.Africa. This dynamic experience takes place from 10 – 11 September 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town and rallies start-ups, food and beverage innovators
Franchising worldwide continues having a 90% success rate as opposed to 10% for those starting a business on their own and whilst the sector in South Africa contributes around R721 billion to the country’s GDP, there are still many...
DSA has now embarked on a different approach in the design and functionality of it’s current Guide to Dairy Product Labelling in South Africa by making it electronically available in a downloadable format which will be regularly updated as legislatio
When it comes to beverages, carbon dioxide (CO2) provides effervescence, a level of acidity and some protection against microbiological growth without the beverage looking, smelling or tasting strange, and without any undesirable levels of trace impu
A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.
British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry.
Information regarding the upcoming National Biogas Conference to be held from 14 August 2019...
KFC South Africa officially launched its new Hot & Crispy chicken. The producers of the world-famous original recipe have brought another international favourite - Hot & Crispy into South Africa, giving local customers something new to enjoy and off
Plagued by rising energy costs, a lack-lustre investment climate with onerous legislative barriers to doing business and rampant lawlessness, Minister Patel re-iterated that these barriers to growth are high on the President’s agenda through a combin
Sustainability White Paper, by Bjorn Thumas, TOMRA Food´s VP Business Development, Product Management Food Sorting and Marcom Food. While you may think you know what the word ‘sustainability’ means for your business, in reality it isn’t just about in
In his State of the Nation Address last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the importance of focusing on the National Development Plan, and taking ACTION to ensure its success as a critical element of growing the South African economy.
For the sixth year, Tsogo Sun Hotels (https://www.tsogosun.com/) is placing the power of its venues and its people behind supporting the Rise Against Hunger campaign for Mandela Day, providing the venue for thousands of volunteers to pack nutritional
This July 18th we’ll once again celebrate Mandela Day, a day where people around the world are encouraged to spend 67 minutes doing something positive for their communities.La Colombe Head Chef, Jess van Dyk and her team are eager to do their bit and
PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa is the only conference and trade show that hosts the entire fresh produce supply chain in Southern Africa to connect and to gain first hand insights into global trends and business opportunities.
With the push for new and innovative protein sources, insects have become an interesting contender & South Africa’s first concept store "The Insect Experience" has just opened in Cape Town, brainchild of Gourmet Grubb, and forward-thinking food compa
Pick n Pay has launched a ‘nude’ fruit and vegetable produce wall – a dedicated plastic and packaging-free zone in 13 stores across the country as part of a trial to measure customers’ readiness to switch from pre-packaged food to loose products.
The demand for eco-friendly options has given rise to many plastic alternatives and solutions aimed at reducing the devastating effects of single use plastics, all of which have their pro’s and con’s
KFC South Africa made a mark in history by officially announcing the removal of plastic straws in ov, helping to eliminate 60 million plastic straws a year...
The new testo 191 HACCP data logger system from the measuring technology specialist Testo simplifies the monitoring and documentation of temperature and pressure in sterilization, pasteurization and freeze-drying processes...
With the shock decline in gross domestic product of 3.2% in the first quarter from a 1.4% expansion in the prior three months, can government live up to its post-election hype and deliver on its promises? This contraction, the highest in a decade, pu
How can Coco-Cola grow value added dairy in Africa by the acquisition of Chi Ltd.? At the beginning of this year, Global beverage company Coca-Cola Company has completed its acquisition of Chi Ltd. in Nigeria...
On 22 May 2019, the dairy industry reached an important milestone with the official opening of the Dairy Standard Agency’s (DSA) independent laboratory, DSA Lab Services, in Centurion...
Annelie Coetzee Consulting is proud to announce that we are now a Training and Assessment Provider for the FoodBev SETA. Sub-regulatin 10 of Regulation 638 states that the person whose name is on the Certificate of Acceptability (CoA) as the person..
Aflatoxins in food and milk can seriously harm humans, animals, and corporate reputations. But Nestlé Group in China and the longest-serving peanut-shelling plant in the USA are both showing how laser sorting machines can eliminate the risk...
As one of the affected specialist challenger retailers that has had a footprint in the black retail market for over three decades, OBC Chicken & Meat was one of the companies that made their submission to the Competition Commission on the power wield
Anthrax outbreak amongst in cattle reported in Lesotho and measures to prevent human exposure in South Africa. Since 12th May 2019, three anthrax outbreaks have been reported in the Maseru district of Lesotho...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to remind you to prevent foodborne illness before you light up that grill and pack up the cooler. Hot and humid weather combined with outdoor activities, provide the perfect environment for harmful bacteria to
Africa’s food industry is set to be disrupted by the 4th Industrial Revolution, forcing more agile approaches and more innovation to future-proof businesses, say experts set to speak at a key upcoming food and beverage event in Johannesburg. Speakers
Amsterdam, 1 May 2019 – In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts.
Vulcan Catering Equipment has a new Managing Director, Preggie Govender, who assumed the role in January and has moved from Vulcan’s Durban office to its head office in Industria, Johannesburg...
Congratulations to Prof David Katerere, Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and his research team on developing two functional food products, which combine sorghum with probiotic cultures into an instant beverage.
The food industry is notoriously tough. Getting the front of house right is just the tip of the iceberg; executing the extensive list of tasks behind the scenes is extremely complex. This can often mean employees...
The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. She leaves her position as Cellar-master at Nederburg at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio.
Following TOMRA Food’s successful participation in Propak Africa 2019, the leading exhibition for the packaging and processing exhibition, Norman Smith, TOMRA Food’s Area Sales Manager for South Africa shares the company’s plans for consolidating its
Sara Mortimore has joined Walmart as their new Vice President, Global Food Safety Compliance, and will spearhead compliance within the group. She succeeds Frank Yiannas, who left this position to join the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
South Africa Food Safety Testing Market is Expected to grow at a 10.4% CAGR by 2025 | Top Players are ALS Limited, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Bureau Veritas, Deltamune, DNV GL AS (DNV), Eurofins Scientific S.E.
Alison Barr, Hlanzeka Mpanza and Anja Lategan will forever go down in the annals of Stellenbosch University (SU) as trailblazers. They are the first three students to graduate with an MSc degree...
Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths South Africa, together with the Department of Trade and Industry (‘the dti’) and the Gauteng Provincial Government officially opened the doors of In2food’s new 22 700m² food production facility in the OR Tambo Special
Growing and empowering the SME and franchise sector will be at the centre of Akhona Qengqe’s tenure as Chair of the Franchise Association for 2019 and 2020. As Transformation Director for KFC, she will use her experience and ...
Access to water and sanitation is internationally recognized human right. Yet more than two billion people lack even the most basic of services. The latest United Nations World Water Development Report, Leaving No One Behind, explores the symptoms of
Hungry Lion has made the decision to invest into the digital quality management system (QMS) testo Saveris Restaurant. After an extensive pilot period the benefits of the system convinced Hungry Lion’s CEO Adrian Basson to roll out the digital QMS in
Rooibos is becoming a big deal in Japan – one of the largest tea-drinking nations in the world – with exports of our indigenous tea hitting record highs in 2018. More than 2 000 tons were shipped to its shores last year...
To test SA’s salt-smarts, a prevention-minded pharma company conducted an online poll among men and women across the country in the weeks leading up to World Salt Awareness Week (4 – 10 March). Here are some of the findings.
A donation of R1 million was handed over to the vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University, Prof Wim de Villiers (front row, second from left), by executive committee members of the South African Meat Processors Association. It will further the work
NSF Global Animal Wellness Standards establish best practices by benchmarking against global animal welfare regulations and domestic animal welfare regulatory requirements, industry standards and codes of practices.
Eight restaurant at Spier Wine Farm is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special 5 course wine & food pairing. The farm-to-table inspired menu only takes ingredients freshly sourced from the farm and nearby.
Message of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on the occasion of the World Cancer Day 2019
At the young age of 29, La Colombe’s Executive Chef, James Gaag, has already established a strong name for himself in the restaurant industry.
Tiger Brands to re-open its Polokwane meat processing facility
Tiger Brands announced today that the certification of the Class Action brought against it on behalf of various classes of claimants, was granted by the High Court in Johannesburg.
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa is therefore making a bold call to South African food manufacturers, distributors and retailers to commit to a landmark voluntary agreement to prevent and reduce food waste in South Africa.
Deli Spices have issued a precautionary food safety alert following the hijacking of a logistics truck carrying curing salt packs, which are harmful if not used correctly.
Based on information obtained from the persons who became ill, and having considered the symptoms, incubation period, and type of meals consumed, it is most likely that this was due to salmonella, which may have been present in the raw eggs used to m
Tiger Brands in conjunction with Stellenbosch University, will today launch the Centre for Food Safety. The Centre is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium founded by Stellenbosch University and the food industry – with Tiger Bra
It is with great pleasure that today I am announcing a project by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) assisted by Statistics South Africa as a service provider with expertise, on the establishment of the Producer/Farmer Regis
Tiger Brands collaborates with Stellenbosch University to establish South Africa’s first Centre for Food Safety.The Centre is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium founded by Stellenbosch University and the food industry...
McDonald's South Africa announced their commitment to spend R3 Billion over the next 5 years in the country as part of their investment commitment.
“In winter we don’t have morogo, and we don’t have milk, but we do have peaches.” These were the words of Mrs Maphutsi holding up a jar of preserved peaches at a tree planting event in Orange Farm near Johannesburg on the 26th September 2018. ..
Newark, Del. – Lindsey Vonn, who has overcome adversity to become the most successful female alpine ski racer in world history, will keynote Center for Growing Talent’s (CGT) 2018 Women’s Fresh Perspectives Leadership Breakfast on Saturday morning, O
The Tony and Grammy award-winning performer is the fourth “Forum for the Future” speaker to be announced by Produce Marketing Association (PMA), each forum featuring a big voice on a big topic of industry interest.
Fresh produce consumption is booming in Africa. It is viewed as trendy and healthy in the minds of the young and the middle class. But how accessible and efficient are current markets or retail outlets to sell fresh produce to a rapidly increasing...
At the conference, which was held on 15 and 16 August at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, guest speakers shared their perspectives on the latest developments in the trade and investment environment for fresh produce in Africa. Th
Several major brands are taking a stance against honey fraud and adulteration by sourcing 100% of the honey used in their products from True Source Honey® certified suppliers.
The recent Listeria monocytogenes outbreak and the fake goods riot of Soweto raised many questions regarding the issue around the safety of food consumed in South Africa. This should drive all stakeholders in the food industry to ....
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