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Hostex_2022 was exactly what the hospitality industry needed. It was the secret ingredient that boosted recovery in our industry following the pandemic. Read all about it here, and watch this space for their next event.
IFF announced the opening of its new Culinary Design Center, which provides specialized plant-based expertise to global cuisine creators
The Shoprite Group was the first retailer to celebrate the enormous contribution of South African women to society when Government announced National Women’s Day in 1996
PMA's Fresh Connections conference and expo are back this year, and although it has a new name, it will still be the same vibrant event as it has been for the past decade.
According to a 2021 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) report, 45% of the available food supply in South Africa is wasted with 49% of the waste taking place in the processing and packaging stage.
AFMA recorded a 2,2% growth year-on-year in feed sales during its April 2021 to March 2022 statistical year. These sales amounted to 6,9 million tons, after a 1% year-on-year growth in the previous year.
Target of 67 000 litres smashed as Chefs with Compassion serves 90 000 litres of soup for Mandela Day
Local food awareness organisation ProVeg South Africa will host a two-week-long environmental film festival to educate, enlighten and entertain viewers about the link between our food choices and climate change
As South Africans celebrate Mandela Day on Monday, 18 July 2022, Agri SA and OneFarm Share are pleased to announce a partnership to help assist South Africans vulnerable to food insecurity.
The inaugural Southern Africa Conference hosted by the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is set to take place from 17–18 August 2022 at the Century City Conference Centre, Century City, Cape Town, South Africa.
The 2nd Africa Food Safety Workshop was held which saw 270 delegates from across Africa participate in the week-long workshop where reliable analysis methods and inter-institutional cooperation were promoted to improve public health and food safety.
The search for an exceptional farmer has begun as the KZN Agricultural Union, Kwanalu, embarks on its annual competition, the Kwanalu Young Farmer of the Year.
Agri SA welcomes the announcement that Tiger Brands will extend operations at its canning factory in Ashton, Western Cape.
The SABS has adopted the ISO 22329 standard that provides guidance on the use of social media during an emergency or crisis.
Abagold, one of South Africa’s leading abalone farming companies, producing this highly valued luxury seafood, will receive the award on June 25th in recognition of their outstanding efforts to preserve and sustainably produce the species.
GFSI is opening a stakeholder consultation for Equitable Food Initiative issued on 7 July 2022.
Based on internal investigation, Barry Callebaut confirms that no chocolate products affected by the salmonella-positive production lot in Wieze, Belgium, entered the retail food chain
Never has there been a better time to deploy an Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution than right now. However, as knowledge of this business software has grown, so too have the ERP misconceptions, which often reflect trade-offs and constraints
SAMPA supports the concerns raised by the DALRRD in respect of correct labelling of meat analogues, which are plant-based foods made to approximate the characteristics of meat
Local initiatives such as Oribi – an impact incubator, providing programmes for skills development, training & support of entrepreneurs – aims to highlight the importance of social entrepreneurship as a vehicle to solve SA’s hunger crisis
A total of R110 000 is up for grabs in the RCL FOODS Young Chefs and Young Bakers competitions
The Board of GS1 South Africa, trading as the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, has after a selection process appointed Zinhle Tyikwe as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 01 July 2022.
Ecolab Global Intelligence Center experts analyze data from IoT-connected systems to provide real-time monitoring and measurable results
The DALRRD announced restrictions on the naming convention adopted by plant-based meat alternatives.
The DALRRD has taken a major step backwards in the fight against climate change with an imposed ban on “meaty” names for plant-based meat alternatives.
A former teacher is a recipient of the first dual degree between Stellenbosch University and Coventry University in the UK
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
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.
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.
Paulo De Matos, Chief Product Officer at SYSPRO gives insights and tips on how manufacturers today can use Cloud ERP to manage current challenges and maintain competitive advantage.
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 Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from SIZA.
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.
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