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Chefs with Compassion is launching its third annual #67000litre Mandela Day soup cooking challenge to home cooks, soup kitchens, corporates, and other compassionate South Africans, with the aim of smashing the target for the third time.
Ecolab Global Intelligence Center experts analyze data from IoT-connected systems to provide real-time monitoring and measurable results
Statistics from South Africa’s longest-standing plastics producer responsibility organisation indicate that the country’s PET plastic recycling rates are recovering after the lockdown regulations resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
As part of celebrating World Environment Day, global food and beverage leader, PepsiCo is highlighting the strides it is making to advance the Positive Value Chain pillar of its PepsiCo Positive agenda
ProVeg Incubator opens up applications for upcoming cohort of alternative-protein startups
The Company plans to separate into three independent companies, by spinning off its U.S., Canadian, and Caribbean cereal and plant-based businesses
UV Medico Africa recently announced their partnership with UV Medico as distributors of their range of products for the Southern African Development Community region.
MSc student Carla de Beer developed a dry premix using pigeon peas to make falafels and investigated the health benefits of this legume.
CJ BIO Inaugurates 5,000 Metric Ton Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Facility in Pasuruan, Indonesia
The US FDA is announcing a guidance that outlines increased flexibilities regarding importation of certain infant formula products.
CEO members of CGF Board of Directors have published a statement encouraging relevant supply chain partners to undertake the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) benchmarking process by the end of 2023.
Kerry's new taste facility in KZN to drive economic growth by producing sustainable nutrition solutions for consumers across the continent
Oxford Business Group and Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development team up for Covid-19 Response Report
Tenzing Marketing is looking for a Supplier Development Specialist to join their team for a 6-month fix term contract. The role is to work on the SPAR account only.
South Africans continues to gain greater access to the diverse range of European food and beverage products since the EU-South Africa Economic Partnership Agreement (SADC - EPA) was signed in June 2016.
The exportation of produce and importation of agricultural-related goods has been significantly affected by the recent severe weather conditions in KwaZulu-Natal
Entrepreneur and gamechanger Vika Shipalana has joined the board of SA Harvest, the food rescue, hunger relief and food activist organisation that has delivered an average of 645 000 meals per month to those in need since its inception in October 201
The report categorically states that a reduction in meat consumption is a vital measure to tackle climate crisis.
Read more about some key supply chain challenges and how ERP supports businesses to gain the control they need in their operations while increasing efficiency and overall customer satisfaction | from SYSPRO.
Mérieux NutriSciences South Africa has expanded its testing & consultancy capabilities in Southern Africa with the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Hortec (Pty) Ltd, a market leader in pesticide residue testing and consulting.
Kwanalu has urged all livestock owners to adhere to Foot & Mouth Disease FMD controls and to implement biosecurity and traceability measures to prevent the spread following confirmed outbreaks in KZN, North West and Limpopo
Synomics has passed a significant milestone with the publication of its first peer reviewed scientific paper in the industry relevant international journal Frontiers in Genetics
Pick 'n Pay became the first retailer in South Africa to launch “vertical farms” in-store.
Romer Labs, a leading provider of diagnostic solutions for the agricultural, food and feed industries, announced the global launch of CytoQuant®, the world’s first mobile flow cytometer.
The UN has acknowledged for the first time the link between animal welfare and environmental damage, in a game-changing resolution adopted last week.
Gone are the days where the manufacturing CFO was predominantly responsible for the back-office or accounting function. In today’s dynamic world, the CFO is a strategic navigator – responsible for steering the business through unchartered waters and
Collo’s new online measuring technology can detect nearly any change in liquid properties straight from the process in real-time.
Transitioning to a more circular economy has the potential to create value across all sectors of the economy, providing opportunities to decouple development from resource consumption.
FMI announced the appointment of Carey Allen to lead the business development efforts for the expanding food safety certification program, SQF.
Thermo Scientific SureSTART consumables portfolio is designed for higher performance requirements while meeting customer budgets
Leading industry organisations have joined forces to launch the Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards, which will recognise the vital role played by supply chain management and honour and celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations and in
Willowton Group and a leader within the broader South African FMCG sector, is setting an important example for both industry and local communities with its commitment to a monthly clean-up of one of South Africa’s most polluted rivers, the Baynesprui
The International Hotel School (IHS) is opening a new campus in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape, which will be ready for Culinary students in March this year, PLUS Bursaries totaling R370 000 given to 10 local, aspiring chefs!
Following recent news that KP Snacks will limit the size of orders to retailers after a ransomware attack, experts from Global Data give their views
As the end-users in the food value chain, you have the final say and here are four things that you can do to support our local farmers in 2022
Despite drought, uncertain trading conditions and some of the largest locust swarms ever seen in the country, South Africa continues to produce food that is not only of the highest quality, but the safest on the African continent as well.
There is sometimes confusion creation where a SABS test report is confused with a ‘SABS Approved’ product. This release explains the difference between the two.
Seafarm B.V. a recirculation turbot farm located in Zeeland, the Netherlands, is the first aquaculture facility in the world to achieve certification against the new ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) Flatfish Standard.
Cyber perils are the biggest concern for companies globally, South Africa, Africa and Middle East and Nigeria in 2022, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer.
A potential link between microplastics and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been flagged up by a new scientific study, reports Bluewater, a world leader in sustainable water and bottle solutions for homes, businesses and public dispensing.
NEOGEN to Combine 3M’s Food Safety Business with its existing operations, Creating a Global Industry Leader
SPAR’s partnership with WWF SASSI gives shoppers the peace of mind that they are enjoying sustainably sourced seafood
Flint Group Packaging, a leading provider of print consumables and equipment for the global packaging industry, has commented on the unprecedented supply chain volatility being experienced in its India, Middle East and Africa businesses.
As EFSA no longer considers the white pigment titanium dioxide (E 171) to be safe, it won’t be allowed to be used in foods from 2022 onwards, according to EU regulations.
During the EHEDG Online Congress 2021, the winners of the Hygienic Study Award 2021 were honoured.
A critical step in the awarding of the Fishing Rights Allocation Process 2021/2022 has concluded, with the deadline for submitting applications coming to an end 10 December 2021.
According to Proudly South African Chief Executive Officer Eustace Mashimbye, the best gift you can give this festive season is to stock up your kitchen cupboards with home-grown and produced food and drink to boost our ailing economy and make a mean
Against the backdrop of the country’s growing food crisis, Potatoes South Africa has stepped up to the plate to donate over 2,000 kilograms of potatoes to feed the hungry this festive season – and is challenging other South Africans to “pass the pota
The results of the 2021 Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge show just how much more diverse the skilled sector of the hospitality industry is becoming, opening the way for far greater inclusion, according to Distell’s HR and Corporate Affairs Director, And
At MANE, we are proud to have had the opportunity to accompany our African partners in their developments for more than 70 years. Our Group is very grateful for these relationships and our teams are constantly elevating our service to the continent.
Diversey launched its IntelliCIP (Clean-in-Place) cloud-based data analytics platform globally.
OneFarm Share is a platform facilitated through a partnership between HelloChoice and Standard Bank, and at its core acts as a digital match-maker for food requests from registered charitable organisations and available fresh produce. This is making
The Animal Feed Manufacturers Association annually hosts the Intervarsity Writer's Cup competition to encourage universities, student promoters, and students to communicate relevant research information in the AFMA Matrix quarterly magazine.
SGS, a long-standing approved Certification Body and trusted partner, has worked with the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) to develop a new Gluten-Free Addendum Audit Program that can be delivered alongside any GFSI Benchmarked Food
Overfishing, climate change and pollution pose challenges to the long-term sustainability of our marine ecosystems. These require our attention and the implementation of immediate solutions.
The world's biggest environmental award is all about food.
GFSI, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH, are pleased to announce that GLOBALG.A.P. has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1.
Food safety analytical scientists from across Africa have pointed to significant gaps in physical and human capacity throughout the continent, in a new survey released at the AOAC International Sub-Saharan Africa Section's annual meeting in Johannesb
Stratix Labs has unveiled Instant Inoculator™ QC microorganisms, a novel ready-to-use product that delivers reference microorganisms to solid media with a simple one-step method.
Following the news that 105 countries have signed a commitment to reduce methane emissions by 30% over this decade, George Henry, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the global initiative.
SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, was granted accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to provide third-party certification of NSF/ANSI standards for foodservice and commercial appliance
Mérieux NutriSciences, a prominent service provider to the food sector across the world, has adopted a new logo and brand identity
On the occasion of the 42nd World Food Day, the Crop Trust and the International Potato Center (CIP) are announcing the release of a new disease-resistant potato called CIP-Matilde.
Handwashing has come under the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic. 94% of consumers surveyed by Kimberly-Clark Professional™ say they are washing or sanitising their hands more than they did before the pandemic.
This year marks the second time World Food Day is being held during the Covid-19 pandemic. While many countries mitigate the virus with vaccines, another global crisis looms: food insecurity.
In 2020 The Foundation for Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) launched its Development Program, providing an assessment model that's aligned with the Codex General Principles of Food Hygiene.
The Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) introduced a new Affiliate Membership category at the 74th Annual General Meeting held on 3 September 2021.
As food rescue organisation Chefs with Compassion (CWC) celebrates its 2 million meal milestone since launching in May 2020, software company, SYSPRO, has announced a partnership aimed at reducing unnecessary food waste and alleviating hunger.
In the second pandemic year with new variants rising and straining the country, the health of South Africans remains a top-of-mind concern. The country has high levels of diet and lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertensio
Small enterprises are at the heart of South Africa’s economy, but Covid-19 has hit them hard. One determined small-business owner shares what it takes to make it in a tough economic climate.
September is Heart Awareness Month and one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is to eat fish 2 to 3 times a week.
We are very excited to announce that Life Green Group has purchased a majority share of Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
South Africans should care about our long coastline and oceans, not just because we’re fortunate to have this nature on our doorstep, but also because demand for seafood continues to rise and still plays an important role in food security.
GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation for GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance standards version 5.4-GFS for Fruits & Vegetable, and Aquaculture.
GFSI is very pleased to announce the opening of another stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1.
The Global Food Safety Initiative, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce that 6 industry experts have been added to its Steering Committee.
The Thermo Scientific TSQ Plus triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS) portfolio increases workflow throughput through superior data acquisition and polarity switching speeds. The improved low-mass production transmission efficiency enhances sensiti
The Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) announced the directors elected to the AFMA Board at the 74th Annual General Meeting on 3 September 2021.
In honour of field epidemiologists across the globe, the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network has declared 7 September 2021 #WorldFieldEpidemiologyDay.
African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) should not be a prosperous place for counterfeit and questionable quality products.
This research will equip South African wine producers to make more informed decisions amidst these uncertain and challenging times.
A press release has been issued reacting to the publication of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, warning governments about the risk of overlooking AD and biogas as immediate solutions to reduce methane and other greenhouse gas emissions within the de
Fisher Scientific have collaborated to launch an automated high-performance liquid chromatography and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography method development system that enables chromatographers to deliver robust and validated methods in less
The tension between food safety in packaging on the one hand, and environmental protection on the other, is a longstanding dilemma that has been brought into sharper focus by Covid-19.
Celebrating World Youth Day, youth leaders across the world are delighted that UNITLIFE will join the Act4Food Act4Change campaign to raise awareness among the young populations about the need for youth to play a major role in food systems transforma
As the international community, health experts and governments take stock of the impact of the WHO-led Hand Hygiene for All initiative, the private sector has come to the fore by ramping up its support to Covid-19 efforts in developing countries.
Among the many industry sectors in South Africa, whether agriculture, mining or manufacturing, franchising is the only one that covers a whole spectrum of business sectors and contributes almost 14% to the country’s GDP but sadly, as an industry sect
Tiger Brands is recalling certain KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 due to an extremely small number of defective cans supplied by a packaging supplier.
The lack of food security is a major issue for South Africa. Every day, millions of people go to bed hungry while millions of tons of food go to waste each year. Tiger Brands has partnered with SA Harvest in an effort to reduce food waste and improve
The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) felt that the time was right to call on its members, stakeholders and the public to join them in a key conference on 25 & 26 August 2021.
Chief executives at leading grocery retailers and consumer goods companies see supply chain visibility and personalisation as key drivers of growth, according to a new joint research paper by PwC and The Consumer Goods Forum.
Norway-headquartered global sustainable technology company TOMRA Systems ASA has said current president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, will be replaced by Tove Andersen by November 1 this year at the latest.
Kerry Group plc, the global taste & nutrition company, announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Niacet Corp
Tetra Pak has announced the establishment of a collaborative partnership with food research, application, and ingredient company Synercore Food Holdings.
Cybercrime taps into the vulnerability of business systems and can pose a real threat to a robust supply chain. A sophisticated ransomware attack recently targeted the world’s largest meat processor.
The Standards Division of the SABS maintains and develops several national standards aimed at ensuring the protection of life and property from fire and fire-related damage.
Global Sustainability Report Sets McCain on Path to a Greener Future.
Messe Muenchen South Africa, organisers of food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, have announced that the premier trade fair for the processing, filling, packaging and logistics for Africa’s food and beverage industry has been canceled.
Ecolab launches digital solution for food and beverage production that optimises water usage and reduces operating costs.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced that the Thermo Scientific SureTect Salmonella Species PCR Assay has been granted AOAC Official Method Analysis (OMA) status.
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