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The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mindset changes and innovation that could improve local food and beverage businesses, and could even catalyse innovation and growth in future. This is according to exhibitors and experts on the advisory board of food
The relaxation of rules under level 3 of the lockdown regulations allowing for more economic activity comes amid a continuing job's bloodbath. Several large South African corporates including SAA, Edcon, SABC and Cell C among others have recently ann
TOMRA Food has published an eBook to help potato fresh packers tackleoperational challenges intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 19-page publication, downloadable free-of-charge from the company’s website, offers information and advice ...
With seven decades of modernising equipment solutions, the company continues to advance the food, pharmaceutical and multiple additional industries. Heat and Control takes pride in the machinery they manufacture and the customers they serve...
IFAT Africa, the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in Southern Africa, has announced a new highlight to be launched at the 2021 trade show – Powered by IFAT, a focused renewable Energy Pavilion, supported by Renewable Energy
RAGO Group is one of the leading Italian producers of washed, packaged and ready-to-eat (fourth range) salad, and the second biggest exporter of rocket in Europe.
There are many myths and misconceptions around food and diet. The SASDT is hosting a webinar where they will explore some of the key reason why people cling to these beliefs, and why their minds are so hard to change.
In a surprise announcement, the Department of Trade & Competition (dtic) notified the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) that it was asking for comments on the discussion document relating to the publication of the Franchise Association of
We must look beyond the underlying economic problems faced by South Africa for the opportunities generated by a growing urbanised population. Professor Philippe Burger, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Poverty, Inequality and Economic Development at the Unive
South Africans tracking the country’s Covid-19 infection map now have another, more positive and hopeful, chart to plot. And the faster the rise in “cases” on this map, the better.
Eskort is responding to the COVID crisis with a sense of community that is ingrained in its DNA. In line with its corporate social responsibility initiatives, the processed pork products brand is donating over R1 million worth of food parcels
South African consumers are leading the world in consumer activism to protect our oceans and the seafood we all love. Choosing seafood with the blue MSC label is just one easy way to take action for our oceans this World Oceans Day...
Today is the World Food Safety Day. The United Nations has declared 7th June and the World Food Safety Day, to strengthen global efforts to ensure food safety under the theme that Food Safety everyone’s business.
Brazzaville, 28 May 2020 – Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appea
OMRA Food has published an eBook to help nut processors tackle underlying operational challenges, which are now intensifying because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of the ongoing uncertainty facing the world in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued ban on gatherings of large numbers of people in South Africa, the organising committee of the SAPCA Cleantex® 2020 Summit deemed the postp
Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has hired Lianne Jones, a produce and floral industry veteran with extensive global experience, as the new Country Manager for PMA in South Africa. Jones’s background includes nearly 20 years of...
The softest rolls, smothered in a variety of garnishes, dripping with sauce or simply all extras removed for the traditional taste, burgers continue to be a firm favourite for South Africans. Now, Uber Eats has compiled the list of the nation’s favou
Optical sorting machines now benefit the renderers of animal food production by-products.TOMRA Food has begun offering its optical sorting technologies to renderers who turn the by-products from animal food production into petfood ingredients. This n
Force majeure can be defined as any unforeseeable act of God, act of government or any act that is out of your direct control that makes it impossible for one to fulfil a contractual agreement...
The rise in health consciousness amongst consumers has amplified the demand for protein blends. But products with protein blends have been viewed by consumers as less palatable. Hence, key market players in the protein blend market have been launchin
Analytica Lab Africa exhibitor Eins-Sci, an international company specialising in laboratory equipment, has compiled a complete SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) Testing Laboratory Solution including all the equipment and the quantities required to set up the l
Today, on World Bee Day, Forestry South Africa (FSA) joins a global movement to acknowledge the important ecological role of bees and look for solutions to help curb their dramatic global decline.
With the world changing rapidly, it has become even more important than ever to beat winter’s unavoidable colds and flu symptoms thereby ensuring that you remain at optimum health!
During these times of pandemic, the German government is offering financial support for South African students. Due to Covid-19, many students have lost their jobs which allowed them to finance their stay in Germany...
Three trade shows across interconnected value chains for food, drink, water, waste and analytics. The future of South Africa’s key industry sectors – including food & drink, water, sewage and waste treatment – rest heavily on science, and never more
The National Department of Health is pleased to announce Dr Sandile Buthelezi as its incoming Director-General.A seasoned expert in health governance, policy and programme management with more than...
Restaurants and fast food chains are increasingly relying on polystyrene packaging to keep their food hot, hygienic and fresh now that the sale of hot food for home delivery is permitted under Level 4 restrictions.
Listed producers of animal-free products are thriving in spite of the corona crisis. Beyond Meat share prices have increased by around 156% since 18th March. A new infographic from Kryptoszene.de shows that shares in other industry leaders have also
As businesses begin reopening and operating during the various levels of lockdown, there will be a requirement and obligation on these businesses to prove that there is a system in place to manage the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza, MP would like to announce the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at Amathole District Municipality in Eastern Cape.
In PMA South Africa's PMA Talks event on 5 May, panellists from ZZ2, African Green Alpha and the Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) came together to share their thoughts on how Covid-19 challenges will impact talent and labour needs and pract
Packaged food has become widely popular these days because of consumers' busy lifestyles. Hence it has become a priority for the producers to develop food items that have better shelf life, creating demand for good preservatives in the market.
Providing meals for dozens of retirement villages and aged care facilities across South Africa, Fedics remains committed to providing nutritious, age-appropriate meals to the elderly throughout the national COVID-19 lockdown
Beer producers are racing to secure all available CO2 to ensure continued output levels, as the production of Ethanol – a key aspect of petrol production – has fallen sharply due to the ongoing lockdown and subsequent lack of demand for fuel.
South Africa’s liquor industry, particularly craft distillers and brewers, have been hard hit by the protracted lockdown and ban on the sale of alcohol, with fears that many may not be able to survive.
PepsiCo South Africa today unveiled a R12-million initiative to provide meals to vulnerable South Africans amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
The franchise industry in South Africa generates approximately R734 billion to the economy, according to the Sanlam Franchise Survey conducted in 2019. Furthermore approximately 500 000 employees enjoy permanent employment nationwide in its 48 000 fr
Proudly South African company Denny Mushrooms is doing their part in the COVID-19 crisis by playing a role in social responsibility through its Add Goodness project.
TOMRA Food is taking further action to ensure business continuity while protecting its employees’ and customers’ health with the introduction of Virtual Demonstration Centers to provide interactive demonstrations at this time of limited contact.
The Consumer Goods Council Food Safety Initiative shares some advise for food businesses during the COVID19 Pandemic.
Fedics is providing meals for dozens of retirement villages and aged care facilities across South Africa, they remain committed to providing nutritious, age-appropriate meals to the elderly throughout the national COVID-19 lockdown
To help combat the Coronavirus pandemic, Six Dogs Gin Distillery near Worcester has donated 75 litres of handmade, rose pelargonium-scented hand sanitiser to organisations ranging from SAPS in Claremont to an animal rescue group.
CoronaFighter presents us with the opportunity to be calm and mindful about our health status daily – screen for COVID-19 and stay empowered in the #CoronaFight
Bidfood is proud to offer a new service to households in certain regions in South Africa with their new AT HOME delivery service.
PMA’s updates on the Coronavirus and fresh produce
TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
Whilst the picture for 2020 will be vastly different as a result of the impact of COVID-19, one of franchising’s biggest attributes is its ability to adapt and innovate. At the start of the corona virus threat, franchises from all sectors stepped up
SABIO (South African Bee Industry Organisation) made a submission as the bee sector representative in the agricultural industry on the controlled movement of beehives, during the 21-day lockdown starting on 26 March 2026 at midnight
FoodForward South Africa is launching a special R50 million appeal to be able to scale and provide critical food provisions to our most vulnerable groups across the country
The Chief Executives of some of South Africa’s largest retailers and who are members of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA), engaged with the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, the Competition Commissioner and the National Co
Over the past week, South Africans have demonstrated their determination, their sense of purpose, their sense of community and their sense of responsibility.
As you are aware the legal dispensation regarding labelling forms a complex regulatory framework that can be difficult to navigate and sometimes, whether intentionally or not, allows for some difficulties in interpretation. However compliance with th
US food and beverages giant PepsiCo will be excited by the prospect of growth in sub-Saharan Africa now that its acquisition of Pioneer Foods has been cleared by competition authorities, says GlobalData.
Pick n Pay will open all its supermarkets and hypermarkets an hour earlier every Wednesday for elderly customers to shop for their groceries and essentials.
It is with regret that AFSQ has to cancel the Processed Meat Products Workshop scheduled for the 25th of March 2020.
There has been some speculation around whether South African products, such as Rooibos, will continue to enjoy Geographical Indicator (GI) status following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
We must change how we handle our resources. A rapidly growing population, increased demand for produce and the threat of climate change bring with them risks to the food supply chain, and new approaches must be looked at to enable a sustainable futur
Africa’s biggest food and beverage trade show, looks set to be another sold-out success when it is staged at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 21 – 23 June 2020.
When compared to the hot coffee category, hot tea in the US is still in its infancy. However, the category is benefitting from the success of its relative, with manufacturers borrowing innovations that have helped drive the coffee category, such as
If tourism in South Africa is to raise its contribution to GDP, expand economic opportunity and accelerate inclusive growth, it will have to tackle the issue of sustainability head-on, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conf
Foundation FSSC 22000 is proud to announce that its Scheme Version 5 has now been recognized against version 7.2 of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements and would like to thank all its stakeholders that have contributed
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications has ordered all formal Wholesalers, Retailers and informal Traders to remove and stop selling the 400g Pilchards in Tomato Sauce and 400g Pilchards in Chili Sauce with immediate effect.
Friday, 21 February: Responding to the opportunity to continue providing better nutrition to consumers, Tiger Brands has officially opened its brand new, state-of-the-art Oat Mill for its first and oldest product – Jungle Oats – in Maitland, Cape Tow
Thursday, 20 February 2020 - Agriseta today launched its fifth Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Centre in partnership with the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture.
The AFMA Forum 2020, Africa’s largest feed and animal nutrition conference, was strategically chosen as the right time and perfect platform to officially launch Africa’s first research and training feed mill to be located at the University of Pretori
TOMRA’s three food sorting and grading brands exhibit industry-leading solutions at Fruit Logistica Berlin.
AFMA joined 140 feed industry representatives and government officials from more than 30 countries around the world to participate in discussion on critical issues facing the feed sector
Dr Adriaan du Toit is appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at SABIO – the South African Bee Industry Organisation.
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...
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
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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