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Pioneer, which owns Liqui-Fruit and Sasko, is one step closer to Pepsi takeover

16 October 2019

Pioneer Foods [JSE:PFG] says it is closer to fulfilling the conditions for its takeover by the US food and drinks giant PepsiCo for about R24.4bn.

Didiza refuses local triple-stacked GM maize seed release

16 October 2019

Reactions have been mixed to news that South Africa’s minister of agriculture Thoko Didiza has upheld previous refusals to allow the general release of Bayer’s triple-stacked genetically modified (GM) maize seed technology for production in the country.

Codex Alimentarius approves global trade standard for ware potatoes proposed by India

15 October 2019

Draft quality standards for ware potatoes proposed to the Codex Alimentarius Commission by India during its recent meeting in Mexico, were approved and will apply to global trade in potatoes...

Bacon Addicts, Beware: Top Pork Producer Warns of Belly Shortage

15 October 2019

It’s scary news for bacon fans: The U.S. could see tight supplies, or even some shortages of pork bellies along with ham next year as the spread of a pig-killing disease in China ripples through the global market.

Antibiotic resistance in food animals nearly tripled since 2000

15 October 2019

The growing appetite for animal protein in developing countries has resulted in a smorgasbord of antibiotic consumption for livestock that has nearly tripled the occurrence of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria easily transmitted from animals to humans, according t

More food recalled because of Listeria problem with Tip Top Poultry

11 October 2019

Another recall in a series of actions taken by companies in the U.S. and Canada in relation to a Listeria outbreak is underway. A Washington company is pulling sandwiches it made with chicken from Tip Top Poultry.

Tongaat Hulett creating new stability for emerging farmers ahead of exit from SA sugarcane farming

11 October 2019

Agri-processing giant, Tongaat Hulett last Wednesday announced the establishment of FarmCo, a transformation initiative to ensure that land which has been targeted for future property development remains productive under sugarcane.

FoodForward SA achieves global recognition for its food security efforts

11 October 2019

South African NGO FoodForward SA beat out numerous contenders to secure the annual Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the Community Category for 2019. The prestigious award, launched last year is an initiative of the Arrell Food Institute and recognises global leaders seeking

Leading US grower-shipper joins PMA’s gold circle campaign, strengthening commitment to food safety

10 October 2019

Utah based Onions 52 has reinforced its commitment to food safety by joining the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) gold circle campaign...

Science on safety of chlorinated chicken 'misunderstood'

10 October 2019

Government’s assurances that there are no health problems are misleading, say food policy experts

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