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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.
This World Ocean Day the Marine Stewardship Council is encouraging seafood shoppers to make the sustainable choice by looking out for its little blue ecolabel on products.
The manufacturing industry is expected to face a labour shortage. A report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute reveals that the manufacturing skills gap is now anticipated to leave 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030.
While the Rooibos industry has always had environmental preservation at heart, an increased global demand for the tea has compelled the industry to more proactively review its impact across its value chain.
The changing needs of consumers in the Middle East and Africa mean that spreadable cheese is now a key opportunity for food producers in the cheese category.
The Marine Stewardship Council’s ‘Fish for Good’ is driving progress in sustainable fishing, with five South African fisheries working to improve their fishing operations.
A Greener World has added Certified Organic to its portfolio of respected food labels, offering another competitively priced, rigorous certification option.
South Africa’s fast-growing safety and testing powerhouse Safety SA has relaunched its Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental training division under the brand SafetyCloud to position the division for future growth and innovation.
The board and members of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) extend their deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Pierre van Tonder on his passing.
The most dangerous challenges manufacturers and distributors are facing are the uncontrollable forces driving fundamental changes in the industry.
SGS is excited to announce the launch of Realize, a new program that will help companies achieve a ”Winning Food Safety Culture”.
Announcement of South African Plastics Recycling Survey May 2021.
South Africa’s fast-growing Safety Training, and Testing, Inspection & Certification powerhouse, Safety SA, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Pieter Erasmus, effective 1 May 2021.
South China’s Food & Beverage industry is getting much-needed cheer with the successful holding of ANUFOOD China on April 21-23, the leading food & beverage industry exhibition in South China.
As we mark Earth Day, questions will be asked on what progress we are achieving to stop, prevent and reverse the degradation of our planet.
TOMRA Food has published an eBook to help pet food processors and ingredients suppliers counteract the threats posed by aflatoxin, foreign materials, and cross-contamination.
SYSPRO, an industry-built ERP software solution designed to make things possible in key manufacturing and distribution industries, has unveiled its re-energized brand, visual identity, and positioning to the market.
The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association have reached an Agreement to create a new global trade association combining their resources and expertise.
The leading global hygiene and cleaning company is marking World Water Day by reaffirming its commitment to a total approach to water management.
The SA hake trawl fishery’s MSC status places it amongst the best-managed fisheries in the world.
Amended on 18 March 2021 by CFS PhageGuard – a pioneering bacteriophage solution at the forefront of reducing pathogens on food during processing in South Africa
Vodacom Business has developed various digital solutions to help businesses achieve a truly connected supply chain network to help improve efficiencies and withstand disruption and unpredicted hurdles in the future.
For billions of years, phages have evolved together with bacteria. Food processors can now use them to eliminate harmful bacteria like Salmonella and Listeria without altering the taste, colour, texture or aroma of meats, cheeses or vegetables.
Tesco expects to collect and recycle 1000 tonnes a year, the equivalent of 150 million loaf bags.
Online marketplaces have increased over the last couple of years, creating new markets where none existed.
Registrations for the second annual Food Safety Summit South Africa launched this week and an invitation is extended to all food safety professionals to join this auspicious virtual event.
SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, has been recognized as a leading ERP vendor.
South Africa is ahead of the curve for paper recycling however, only a small percentage of that includes food and beverage cartons.
“Feed the Nation Foundation will provide 100 food hampers a week, which will be packed by Pick n Pay and Boxer stores and distributed directly to patients’ homes by FoodForward SA.
Salmonella is a global threat to the public, business, and health.
Boschrivier Farm uses sustainable agriculture methods to earn Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW certification for its pasture-raised pigs and laying hens
Food Lover's Market has launched its Seeds Of Change Supplier Development Partnership to create opportunities for social enterprises to join the fresh produce retailer's network as a supplier.
Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida spent some time visiting SA’s fastest-growing food rescue organisation, SA Harvest. Her whirlwind tour took her to the Philippi farmlands to a farm that regularly donates surplus produce to SA Harvest, to Nyanga t
Hygiene giant Diversey has signed a global partnership agreement with Solenis, a global provider of process and water solutions. With immediate effect, Diversey will become Solenis’ new distribution partner for its complete portfolio of water and pro
VIRTO GROUP, the largest frozen vegetable company in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, has again put its trust in TOMRA. The company has updated its main plant in Azagra (Navarra) with eleven Nimbus BSI+ sorters. This frozen vegetable mi
Large food chains and vegetable exchanges in Bulgaria sell German and French potatoes as Bulgarian production and thus mislead their customers...
Following the recent announcement of its newest label, Certified Regenerative by A Greener World (AGW), the nonprofit farm certifier has selected over 50 farms to join the programme’s pilot phase.
Astratek Manufacturing Engineers is an engineering, procurement and construction company offering a range of innovative services to the food industry.
Kindly note that the National Department of Health will be relocating from its current premises at Civitas Building to a new building at 1112 Voortrekker Road, Pretoria as from 1 March 2021.
The award-winning company, The Waste Transformers, has appointed Martin Rohleder in the new role of Sales Director. This appointment is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the rapidly expanding Netherlands-based, market-leader in small-scale
TOMRA Food, a global provider of sensors, equipment, and digital solutions for the food supply chain, joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest project member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
What are guests and diners expecting post Covid-19? Find the latest trends and statistics here.
Learn more on how to support our Chefs’ mental health and wellbeing. Many aspects of our foodservice industry have been turned upside down. This webinar will help support those in hospitality with their mental health and wellbeing as we move through
The International Association for Food Protection has opened nominations for its 2021 awards and travel grants. The deadline is Feb. 16, 2021.
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has published an update to its bulletin on the Codex General Standard for the Use of Dairy Terms, also known as the GSUDT, providing the reader with the latest information on the nature, content and possible i
The Namibia hake trawl and longline fishery has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet the globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing set by the MSC
Best in class food safety pasteurisation equipment has arrived in South Africa
SA plastics industry invited to participate in creating a vibrant future.
Flagship programme supports parents and caregivers to help make better food choices for their children.
Following its successful launch last year by TOMRA Sorting Recycling, TOMRA Insight is now also being made available to TOMRA Mining customers, TOMRA Food and Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family. For all these industries, the platform is enhanced b
On 3 November 2020, the Foundation FSSC 22000 published Version 5.1 of its FSSC 22000 certification Scheme.
Dutch brewer Bavaria recently announced its much-loved Bavaria 0.0% malt beverages are now available in an affordable 500ml can.
—Eddie’s Eggs uses sustainable agriculture methods to earn Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW certifications for its pasture-raised laying hens.
Beyond versatility, potatoes also meet two of the eleven dietary guidelines but taste and convenience also affirms potatoes as one of South Africa’s most loved staples, with a third of all potatoes produced found in the informal market.
The collection and disposal of hazardous waste is a critical focus area that requires greater self-regulation by the industry, increased vigilance and insistence on the use of certified containers by authorities.
Dear Reader, welcome to CFA News #54. With COVID19 still dominating our lives we continue to work with Government, our members and the wider food supply and distribution chain to assure...
Food insecurity is a reality for many South Africans with nearly half of the nation’s households living under the poverty line. Now more than ever before, our food systems must be sustainable, stronger and resilient to shocks.
Agriculture and food production does not happen in isolation, and to maximise food production and address world hunger, stakeholders across a broad value chain have to start working more collaboratively and sustainably.
On 16 October, the world unites in recognition of World Food Day which each year highlights the UN goal of achieving #zerohunger by 2030. Over the past six months Woolworths, together with its customers and partners has donated over 1.5 million meals
Not only does hand drying remove moisture from our hands, it also causes friction. This friction further reduces the microbial load and the transfer of germs.
Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, launches the most advanced sorting platform in the industry: the TOMRA 5S Advanced. It builds on the class-leading performance of the Compac Multi Lane Sorter.
The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted organisations across Africa to invest in distilling facilities for the first time, and prompted existing distillers and brewers to innovate and diversify.
Independent research has found New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms are already close to being carbon neutral and strengthens calls for the formal recognition of on-farm sequestration.
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