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E. coli O103 Ground Beef Outbreak Strikes 196 in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia

14 May 2019

As of May 13, 2019, 196 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from 10 states. CDC is reporting the 196 illnesses that the PulseNet laboratory network has confirmed are part of this outbreak. States are investigating additional illnesses that.

African Swine Fever outbreak reported in Free State

14 May 2019

Johannesburg - Another case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported this month in the Heilbron area in the Free State province, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry revealed on Monday.

France to set penalties on goods packaged with non-recycled plastic in 2019

13 May 2019

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the cost of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said on Sunday.

More African swine fever outbreaks reported

10 May 2019

The director of animal health at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Dr Mpho Maja, is encouraging pig producers to be vigilant and to report any sudden illness and deaths of pigs to their local state veterinarian.

Three easy steps local entrepreneurs can take to green their business

10 May 2019

Entrepreneurs have often played an important role in driving social change over the years.It therefore comes as no surprise that a new wave of "ecopreneurs" – business owners whose businesses are not only driven by profit, but also by a concern for the environment – are leading t

Surviving in food industry

09 May 2019

About 60 per cent of new restaurants die in their first year. Despite this, a South African business man has opened a thriving pizza restaurant in Lagos, DANIEL ESSIET reports.

Cargill recalls feed for excessive aflatoxins; handlers at risk of liver damage

09 May 2019

Cargill pulled a variety of animal feeds with excessive levels of aflatoxins from retail shelves from February through April, but the company did not announce the action until this week.

20% of the top grocers will use blockchain for food safety and traceability

07 May 2019

A research company has predicted that by 2025, 20% of the top ten global grocers by revenue will be using blockchain for food safety and traceability to create visibility to production, quality, and freshness.

Tyson chicken strip recall for metal pieces expanded to nearly 6000 tons

06 May 2019

Arkansas’s Tyson Foods, Inc. has recalled approximately 11,829,517 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Ins

The abalone black market and 4 other South African food heists that will fascinate you

07 May 2019

Missing beehives, hijacked food trucks and notorious perlemoen smugglers, these are few of the infamous South African food heists to know about, worth millions of rands.

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