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Cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

Cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

13/07/2018 - 16:19
Many brightly coloured icings and most glitters that make cupcakes look so wonderful are not food grade, far from it - they are tiny bits of plastic, and the glitter is being widely mis-sold and misused.  read more
 Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

11/07/2018 - 07:41
Following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency, and purely as a precautionary measure, Woolworths is recalling their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product (6009173621740). read more
State under fire over lax food safety regulations

State under fire over lax food safety regulations

10/07/2018 - 10:09
After the recent listeriosis outbreak that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, the department of health has come under fire for lax food safety legislation. read more
Blockchain: A safe link in the food chain

Blockchain: A safe link in the food chain

06/07/2018 - 09:52
Experts say blockchain can help address food safety issues in SA, such as the one that led to the listeriosis outbreak. read more
Woolworths partners with FoodForward SA

Woolworths partners with FoodForward SA

19/06/2018 - 14:27
Woolworths has announced that it is joining forces with national non-profit organisation (NPO), FoodForward SA to increase access to food across the country.  read more
Ongoing Listeria threat emphasises the need for food control agency

Ongoing Listeria threat emphasises the need for food control agency

21/05/2018 - 14:06
Having identified the source of the worst Listeria outbreak on record, claiming 201 lives to-date, is it safe to assume that South Africans can now trust that the food products they purchase are not contaminated with harmful bacteria? According to the food industry’s sanitation and hygiene experts, the worst is yet to come if greater governance and enforceable standards are not implemented within the South African food industry.  read more
Does SA’s drought threaten to perpetuate the Listeria outbreak?

Does SA’s drought threaten to perpetuate the Listeria outbreak?

17/05/2018 - 16:51
South Africa’s Listeria outbreak - the worst on record, claiming 199 lives to-date - has coincided with a disastrous drought, threatening to make Cape Town the first major urban city to actually run out of water. read more
Chasing zero: What will it take to improve food safety standards in SA?

Chasing zero: What will it take to improve food safety standards in SA?

04/05/2018 - 10:33
The recent Listeria outbreak, which claimed over 180 lives, has been a major eye-opener for South Africans and has resulted in consumers not just questioning food safety standards, but insisting on a zero-tolerance approach to bacterial contamination and exposure.  read more
Tiger Brands confirms deadly listeria found in its products

Tiger Brands confirms deadly listeria found in its products

03/05/2018 - 11:00
The firm’s CEO initially denied there was any clear evidence that their products themselves were affected.  read more
Is the food industry doing enough to prevent the spread of deadly diseases?

Is the food industry doing enough to prevent the spread of deadly diseases?

26/03/2018 - 16:32
The recent Listeriosis outbreak has drawn attention to the importance of an industry that usually stays out of the spotlight, but has the capacity to save lives.  read more
Imports of food products from Brazil shut down amid safety check scandal

Imports of food products from Brazil shut down amid safety check scandal

23/03/2018 - 15:05
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has suspended imports of food products from various establishments in Brazil suspected of fraudulently evading food safety checks. read more
Cost of listeriosis crisis mounts for Tiger Brands

Cost of listeriosis crisis mounts for Tiger Brands

20/03/2018 - 08:48
Tiger Brands is recalling yet another batch of products, a move that could cost it up to R800m, twice the R324m in operating profit generated by its snacks, treats and beverages division for the financial year to end-September. read more
Listeriosis outbreak puts fragile value chain in spotlight - expert weighs in

Listeriosis outbreak puts fragile value chain in spotlight - expert weighs in

07/03/2018 - 16:12
The ripple effect of the outbreak of listeriosis in certain processed meat products in South Africa has identified the fragility of the industry's value chain, Professor Andre Louw, chair of Agribusiness Management at the University of Pretoria said. read more
#Listeriosis: Panic over killer disease grips SA

#Listeriosis: Panic over killer disease grips SA

06/03/2018 - 10:25
Retailers across the country are running against the clock to remove ready-to-eat food products feared to be fertile carriers of the deadly listeria. read more
Listeriosis: Shoprite Group supermarkets recall all affected products

Listeriosis: Shoprite Group supermarkets recall all affected products

05/03/2018 - 21:10
The Shoprite Group’s housebrand and private label cold meats, sold under the Housebrand, Ritebrand and Farmer’s Deli brand names are not affected by recall notices that have been served on Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken. Shoprite and Checkers own brands in this category are not manufactured by these two suppliers. read more
Enterprise withdraws all processed meats and halts production at two facilities

Enterprise withdraws all processed meats and halts production at two facilities

05/03/2018 - 19:16
Enterprise Foods has withdrawn all ready-to-eat meat products and has halted production at the two factories manufacturing these products‚ parent company Tiger Brands said on Monday. read more
Listeriosis outbreak highlights dire need for Food Control Agency

Listeriosis outbreak highlights dire need for Food Control Agency

24/01/2018 - 13:52
With over 720 laboratory-confirmed cases of food poisoning caused by Listeria in 2017*, and the death toll resulting from the current outbreak surpassing 60, South Africa is in dire need of a Food Control Agency which can better manage the threat presented by Listeriosis, and risks associated with all foodborne diseases, moving forward. read more
Meat World in sell-by date turmoil

Meat World in sell-by date turmoil

28/09/2017 - 09:51
Companies that tamper with sell-by labels on products can be criminally prosecuted and heavily fined. read more
Woolworths reintroduces rBST-free labelling on their milk packaging

Woolworths reintroduces rBST-free labelling on their milk packaging

15/09/2017 - 15:00
Woolworths has reintroduced rBST-free labelling onto their milk packaging, starting with all of their fresh Ayrshire milk products. read more
Supermarket Trends: Technology, food safety and sustainability are top of mind

Supermarket Trends: Technology, food safety and sustainability are top of mind

15/05/2017 - 14:44
The supermarket industry is constantly changing. Consumer food choices and how they shop, frequent regulation modifications and new technologies to integrate are just a few things we gathered from recent customer input concerning the most pressing issues for the industry. As 2017 rolls along, there are four emerging trends we see that grocery marketers should be aware of for the remainder of the year. read more
Global Food Safety Conference celebrates record attendance

Global Food Safety Conference celebrates record attendance

06/03/2017 - 10:30
The 2017 Global Food Safety Conference, which brings together food safety specialists with industry counterparts had a record-breaking number of attendees, with 1,200 delegates from 54 countries. read more
Cream recalled after E. Coli scare, New Zealand

Cream recalled after E. Coli scare, New Zealand

15/01/2014 - 07:59
New Zealand's Fonterra said it was recalling products distributed in the country that had been contaminated with E.Coli bacteria in the second food-safety scare faced by the company in less than six months. read more
MANE opens its new production plant in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France

MANE opens its new production plant in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France

11/10/2012 - 10:08
MANE opens its new production plant and guarantees the strict management of cross contamination in its technological blends read more