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New edible packaging receives UK government funding

23 August 2019

A new edible, plastic-free packaging innovation made from seaweed extract has secured government funding...

UK supermarkets go ‘nude’ to test plastic-free zones

21 August 2019

Currently, British stores rely greatly on plastic to ship, store and sell items, but shops including big supermarket chains are trying to change that. British supermarkets are starting to go “nude”...

Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis

21 August 2019

The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality. Its impacts are wider, deeper, and more uncertain than previously thought and require urgent attention.

One dead, over 100 ill in Spain’s biggest listeriosis outbreak

21 August 2019

A 90-year-old Spanish woman died on Tuesday, 56 people have been hospitalised and dozens more taken ill in what is believed to be the biggest outbreak of listeriosis recorded in Spain, the health minister said.

Stats SA: Food and beverage industry records losses for June 2019

21 August 2019

Things would have looked a lot worse if it were not for the positives contributed by takeaways and fast-food outlets

Disaster fund needed to clean KZN river spill

20 August 2019

1.6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msunduzi River on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction. By Fred Kockett for GROUNDUP

Why we need better, bigger data to help combat food waste

20 August 2019

One-fifth of the trash in our landfills is wasted food. But better understanding of how our food system works is starting to make a dent in how much we throw away.

RCL Foods hit hard as cheap imports flow in

19 August 2019

RCL Foods tanked more than 10 percent on Thursday after the South African food producer flagged that its earnings were likely to plummet more than previously forecast on the back of cheap imports, subdued consumer spending and a difficult trading environment.

New traceability technology can give consumers peace of mind

19 August 2019

While the traceability of retail items in the consumer goods industry has been in place for some time, the industry is now moving to serialised and unique identification at item level instead of only at batch level. This was according to Kyle Parker, CEO of traceability solutions

Coffee pod firm opts for aluminium packaging

19 August 2019

Coffee and tea merchant John Farrer & Co has chosen all-aluminium capsules for its first range of coffee pods after finding compostable bioplastics had failed to offer the necessary barrier while generating more complexity.

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