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Fabric softener brand ordered to change name after Sta-Soft complaint

Fabric softener brand ordered to change name after Sta-Soft complaint

12/09/2019 - 09:01
A local fabric softener brand has been ordered to change its labelling after the advertising regulatory board found that its use of the word "soft" was imitating rival brand Sta-Soft. read more
Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label

Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label

05/02/2019 - 11:20
The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has instructed Woolworths to change the labelling on some of its pork product packaging. read more
AB InBev adds on-pack nutrition labels to Bud Light beer in the US

AB InBev adds on-pack nutrition labels to Bud Light beer in the US

28/01/2019 - 08:25
AB InBev has introduced an on-pack ingredients label to its Bud Light beer in the US alongside a new secondary packaging design. read more
SA signs wine labelling protocol

SA signs wine labelling protocol

23/10/2018 - 10:28
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has signed protocol on labelling wine.  read more
Checkers commissions SA artists for latest Odd Bins range

Checkers commissions SA artists for latest Odd Bins range

09/10/2018 - 14:36
Four upcoming South African artists were commissioned by Checkers to create unique artworks to adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to its exclusive Odd Bins range. read more
Beware the greenwashers - 5 Tips to help the conscious consumer make better choices

Beware the greenwashers - 5 Tips to help the conscious consumer make better choices

20/09/2018 - 10:03
Consumers are often misled to believe they are helping the environment when buying products that are supposedly green. However, on closer inspection, not all green products are created equal. Enters greenwashing. read more
Lab grown meat to cause labelling issues

Lab grown meat to cause labelling issues

21/02/2018 - 09:47
The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of ‘beef’ and ‘meat’. read more
Food labelling – Is it true, misleading or an outright lie?

Food labelling – Is it true, misleading or an outright lie?

09/03/2017 - 08:48
The increase in questionable labelling claims to differentiate products has become an issue of concern for academics, regulators, and consumers around the world. A walk through the aisles of a local supermarket will reveal some interesting marketing claims made on product packaging – some valid, some spurious at best. read more
Food labels: What Woolworths doesn’t want you to know

Food labels: What Woolworths doesn’t want you to know

12/11/2015 - 11:09
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has told Health24 that Woolworths was unable to determine the number of ice cream and sorbet products affected by a peanut allergen-labelling blunder. read more
Poor packaging hampers Ghana’s exports - Ghana

Poor packaging hampers Ghana’s exports - Ghana

23/09/2014 - 10:47
Ghanaian products are unable to penetrate the international market due to poor packaging, labelling, and the inability of export-oriented companies to meet local and international export specifications. read more
Horsemeat: Dutch firms to recall products

Horsemeat: Dutch firms to recall products

15/01/2014 - 09:00
Amsterdam - Dutch food safety authorities ordered five Dutch companies to recall 11 000 kg of improperly labelled French horsemeat that was turned into food products in the Netherlands, the Economic Affairs Ministry said in letter published on Tuesday.  read more
UK grocers sign up to label scheme

UK grocers sign up to label scheme

19/06/2013 - 08:51
London - Britain's major food manufacturers and retailers have agreed to follow the same system of nutritional labelling as part of a government initiative to tackle obesity and poor diet and ease the financial burden on health services. read more
Namibian pharmaceutical manufacturer, Fabupharm, grows 100% in one year

Namibian pharmaceutical manufacturer, Fabupharm, grows 100% in one year

23/04/2013 - 09:51
Fabupharm Products, a wholly-owned Namibian pharmaceutical manufacturer, has doubled in size over the past year. Subsequent to upgrading its manufacturing facility to comply with international standards, Fabupharm announced recently it has received an Official Manufacturing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) License from the Namibian Medicines Regulatory Council (NMRC). This means that Fabupharm is now licensed to manufacture scheduled medicinal products. read more
Supermarkets respond to meat report

Supermarkets respond to meat report

15/04/2013 - 08:28
Johannesburg - Popular supermarkets including Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Woolworths and Spar have responded to a City Press report that identified them as stocking incorrectly labelled meat products. read more
Walgreens profit rises in Q2; unveils blockbuster partnership

Walgreens profit rises in Q2; unveils blockbuster partnership

20/03/2013 - 13:34
New York -- Walgreens reported a better-than-expected profit on flat sales for its second quarter Tuesday morning and unveiled an expanded partnership with AmerisourceBergen that could give the pharmacy operator an equity position and seat on the drug wholesaler’s board. read more
Council shocked at salt regulations

Council shocked at salt regulations

20/03/2013 - 10:05
Johannesburg - The Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA) expressed disappointment on Tuesday at the publication of regulations to reduce salt content in foodstuffs. read more
Sugar group seeks import tariffs, EU quota

Sugar group seeks import tariffs, EU quota

18/03/2013 - 09:22
The South African sugar industry is pushing for the introduction of import tariffs aimed at reducing the amount of sugar imported into the country, as well as for trade agreements to be extended to European markets to increase its sugar exports, which would hopefully add R1 billion to the industry’s inconsistent and struggling revenue growth.  read more
Watchdog acts on pork in halaal foods

Watchdog acts on pork in halaal foods

18/03/2013 - 08:16
Oslo - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said on Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halaal-labelled products. read more
No name and shame of meat culprits

No name and shame of meat culprits

04/03/2013 - 07:41
Cape Town - Despite consumers baying for blood, the food researcher who exposed the meat scandal refuses to name and shame the suppliers, retailers and butchers whose products were tested.  read more
Donkey, buffalo found in SA meat

Donkey, buffalo found in SA meat

27/02/2013 - 08:58
Cape Town - There’s a fair share of fraudulent meat products on the South African market, according to a new study by meat scientists from Stellenbosch University.  read more
SA wines might get labour labels

SA wines might get labour labels

16/11/2012 - 08:13
Cape Town - Wine farmers may have to label their products to indicate they were produced under fair labour conditions, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has said, Beeld reported on Thursday.  read more
Israel protests SA label decision

Israel protests SA label decision

24/08/2012 - 08:13
Jerusalem - South Africa's ambassador to Israel was summoned to that country's Foreign Ministry on Thursday to explain a recent decision by the South African cabinet to label products from settlements in the West Bank as coming from "Occupied Palestinian Territory." read more
Heineken chooses Bulletproof for Strongbow packaging

Heineken chooses Bulletproof for Strongbow packaging

27/06/2012 - 14:18
An exploding fruit photography with an embellished arrow form constitutes Bullletproof's new look. read more
Groups welcome labelling decision

Groups welcome labelling decision

23/05/2012 - 09:12
Johannesburg - A government move to re-label Palestinian products was welcomed by the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), the Media Review Network (MRN) and the SA Communist Party (SACP) on Tuesday. read more
US: Coca-Cola faces lawsuit over ‘misleading’ labels

US: Coca-Cola faces lawsuit over ‘misleading’ labels

11/04/2012 - 09:24
Coca-Cola Company’s Simply Orange juice brand is not simply orange juice, according to a lawsuit filed against the beverage company read more
UK: Campaign launches to oppose plain packaging for tobacco

UK: Campaign launches to oppose plain packaging for tobacco

01/03/2012 - 10:07
A national campaign against plain packaging of tobacco was launched in London on Monday (27 February). read more