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HPASA appoints new director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

The Health Products Association of South Africa (HPASA) has appointed Wayne Robinson as the director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and the voice of the HPASA with regard to legislative matters...

20 Oct 2016

Medical aid members love to complain, but often get it wrong

Medical aid members often do not understand the terms and conditions of their scheme, and so are quick to complain when faced with unexpected medical bills...

18 Oct 2016

Office workers risk poor health by browsing the internet on the toilet

Research from Initial, global hygiene experts, has found that a third of workers use their smartphones in the office bathroom, leading to major concerns over the spread of germs and disease in the office...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 14 Oct 2016

What cage-free means with Braam Malherbe

Braam Malherbe recently joined Angus McIntosh and Yolanda Guse, who started the petition to get McDonals to commit to a cage-free policy, on the Spier Spier Biodynamic Farm to see how free range chickens live...

By Cari Van Wyk 14 Oct 2016

Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain

Compass Group, with operations in 50 countries and serving around four billion meals a year, have announced that it will source only cage-free eggs for its global liquid and shell egg supply chain by 2025...

16 Sep 2016

Woolworths issues product recall on Country Road top

Woolworths has issued a product safety recall on the Country Road Indigo Elephant crew top, saying it is not satisfied with the quality of the garment...

By Colleen Goko 16 Sep 2016

Is the bottled water market drying up?

Insight Survey's latest SA Bottled Water Industry Landscape Report 2016 carefully unfolds the global and local bottled water markets...

Issued by Insight Survey 5 Sep 2016

This National Women's Day, ensure your female colleagues are protected from cross-contamination

This National Women's Day, make sure your female colleagues are protected from cross-contamination at work. Initial discusses the hygiene risks of inadequate sanitary disposal...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 8 Aug 2016

Faking food security

With less food and more people, demand is outstripping supply. One solution to this problem could be the creation of fake foods...

1 Jul 2016

If food labels aren't simple, consumers may ignore them

Consumers gather information about food from a variety of sources including their families, the media and through education. But another way that they can get the information is through...

By Nelene Koen 24 Jun 2016

Food safety in Africa: International partnership to be 'sealed' at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit

An estimated 2,000 people in Africa die from food safety-related illnesses every day, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 1 Jun 2016

Initial partners with Yabonga to improve the hand hygiene of vulnerable children

Wednesday, 18 May, marked the official start of a partnership between Yabonga and Initial in the Western Cape. Yabonga is a Cape Town-based non-governmental organisation supporting people living with HIV...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 31 May 2016

Ascendis Health acquires two companies in Europe

Ascendis Health announced two acquisitions in Europe on Tuesday. The group is buying Cyprus-based pharmaceutical company Remedica for up to 335-million euros and sports nutrition company Scitec for €170m...

By BDpro Staff Writer 25 May 2016

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax

South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down...

18 Apr 2016

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