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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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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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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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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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Capitol Caterers Group - Fulfilling A Lifetime Dream

By: Food Focus on 25 September 2019

A pioneering training initiative that began as a dream many years ago has finally become a reality for the Capitol Caterers Group.

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Kenya invites proposals to inform finalization of draft Food Safety policy

By: Food Focus on 25 September 2019

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.

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AFMA hosts 72nd Annual General Meeting

By: Food Focus on 19 September 2019

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.

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SAAFFI Position Statement: Flavourings in E-cigarettes

By: Food Focus on 17 September 2019

This statement outlines the position of SAAFFI with regard to the use of food flavourings in e-cigarettes.

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Why the issue of food waste is more important now than ever

By: Food Focus on 04 September 2019

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...

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Women chefs shine at Tsogo Sun Hotels

By: Food Focus on 30 August 2019

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...

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NSF is now a Provisional Member of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors

By: Food Focus on 29 August 2019

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

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Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa

By: Food Focus on 28 August 2019

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.

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KleenEdge non-fray belting

By: Food Focus on 28 August 2019

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.

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FoodNext.Africa dmg events’ flagship innovation conference now in its 3rd series

By: Food Focus on 28 August 2019

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

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Franchising should be professionalised

By: Food Focus on 23 August 2019

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...

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Latest Version of the Dairy Standard Agency (DSA) Guide to Dairy Product Labelling in South Africa

By: Food Focus on 23 August 2019

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

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NOSA Testing for CO2 analysis and testing now accredited

By: Food Focus on 21 August 2019

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

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Washing Raw Poultry: Our Science, Your Choice

By: Food Focus on 20 August 2019

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.

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Public to have their say on the food system of the future

By: Food Focus on 19 August 2019

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.

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4th SABIA National Biogas Conference

By: Food Focus on 12 August 2019

Information regarding the upcoming National Biogas Conference to be held from 14 August 2019...

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KFC launches its new Hot & Crispy chicken

By: Food Focus on 02 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

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FASA Welcomes the Minister Ebrahim Patel's Offer to Work with Business to Stimulate the Economy

By: Food Focus on 24 July 2019

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

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Technology is crucial to enhanced sustainability. Minimally processed and processing..

By: Food Focus on 22 July 2019

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

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A little less conversation, more action please!

By: Food Focus on 18 July 2019

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.

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Tsogo Sun Hotels rises against hunger again in Mandela Month

By: Food Focus on 18 July 2019

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

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La Colombe turns minutes into meals for Mandela Day

By: Food Focus on 18 July 2019

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

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PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show 2019

By: Food Focus on 17 July 2019

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.

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The Insect Experience - Bringing Bugs to the SA Restaurant Space

By: Food Focus on 10 July 2019

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

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Pick n Pay trials nude fruit and vegetable wall

By: Food Focus on 03 July 2019

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.

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Are there Real Solutions to the Single Use Plastic Problem?

By: Food Focus on 28 June 2019

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

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KFC Commits to Eliminating Plastic Straws in all 900 Restaurants by 1 July

By: Food Focus on 26 June 2019

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...

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The new testo 191 data logger system: Monitoring of sterilization, pasteurization and freeze-drying with unrivalled efficiency

By: Food Focus on 20 June 2019

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...

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All eyes on the newly appointed minister of small business - will she deliver?

By: Food Focus on 19 June 2019

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

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How can Coco-Cola grow value added dairy in Africa by the acquisition of Chi Ltd.?

By: Food Focus on 14 June 2019

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...

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New laboratory puts dairy standards under the microscope

By: Food Focus on 11 June 2019

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...

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FoodBev SETA accredited training now available to meet the R638 training requirement for the person in charge – Annelie Coetzee Consulting

By: Food Focus on 06 June 2019

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..

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New concerns about aflatoxins in foods can be addressed with state of the art technologies

By: Food Focus on 06 June 2019

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...

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OBC Chicken & Meat Welcomes the Competition Commission’s Retail Market Inquiry

By: Food Focus on 05 June 2019

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

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Anthrax Outbreak amongst in cattle reported in Lesotho and measures to prevent human exposure in South Africa

By: Food Focus on 30 May 2019

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...

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Fill Your Picnic Basket with Food Safety to Avoid Getting Sick this Memorial Day

By: Food Focus on 23 May 2019

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

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The future of food, at Africa’s Big 7

By: Food Focus on 23 May 2019

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

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Draft GRI Waste Standard out for public comment

By: Food Focus on 21 May 2019

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.

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Vulcan’s new MD Preggie Govender’s vision for growth

By: Food Focus on 20 May 2019

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...

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TUT produced sorghum drinks tackling nutritional challenges

By: Food Focus on 20 May 2019

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.

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How Smart Technology Can Provide Restaurants with Safe Eating Environments

By: Food Focus on 16 May 2019

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...

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Distell appoints new head winemaker

By: Food Focus on 14 May 2019

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.

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TOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in the South African market

By: Food Focus on 10 May 2019

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

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