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Deceptive food labelling damages consumer trust
Deceptive food labelling damages consumer trust

The increase in questionable labelling claims to differentiate products has become an issue of concern for academics, regulators and consumers around the world...

By Andre Westerveld 15 Mar 2017

Addis cracks international nod for ethical business practices, labour relations
Addis cracks international nod for ethical business practices, labour relations

Addis is the first South African-owned manufacturer to comply fully with the international requirements of the SEDEX Global Conformance Programme...

7 Mar 2017

US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food
US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food

In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell by' and 'best before'...

21 Feb 2017

Product inspection vital to reduce recalls in food manufacturing
Product inspection vital to reduce recalls in food manufacturing

Food safety is a key area of focus for manufacturers, brands and retailers alike. Consumers must trust the products they purchase, therefore if there is a quality issue...

By Neil Giles 15 Feb 2017

Poisonous fungus gets into food and eats away at health
Poisonous fungus gets into food and eats away at health

A researcher from North West University has raised the alarm over the high levels of mycotoxins in the food we eat on the African continent. Affected foods potentially include...

13 Feb 2017

Rwanda to export fortified foods
Rwanda to export fortified foods

Rwanda will start exporting fortified foods, next month, thanks to a new modern factory launched last week Thursday...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 7 Feb 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

McDonalds SA commits to 100% cage-free
McDonalds SA commits to 100% cage-free

In a move that will spare thousands of hens from a life inside cramped battery cages, McDonalds South Africa has announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025...

15 Nov 2016

New Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts fryer delivers a better roast
New Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts fryer delivers a better roast

Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts has installed a new, state-of-the-art frying system with top-of-the-range roasting and salting functionality...

3 Nov 2016

HPASA appoints new director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
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 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

What cage-free means with Braam Malherbe
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 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 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?
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

Faking food security
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
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
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

Ascendis Health acquires two companies in Europe
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 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

Margarine's popularity against butter spreads
Margarine's popularity against butter spreads

It's nothing but oil and additives, without a single fresh ingredient whatsoever. But it's affordable and well-packaged, and so it sells. We're talking about margarine: the poor man's butter...

By JP Gené 11 Mar 2016

US set to reimpose tariffs on SA goods
US set to reimpose tariffs on SA goods

President Barack Obama is set to announce that he is suspending duty-free treatment of South African agricultural products under the African Growth and Opportunity Act...

4 Jan 2016

Hundreds hospitalised in mass Vietnam food poisoning
Hundreds hospitalised in mass Vietnam food poisoning

HANOI - Hundreds of workers at a Hong Kong-owned garment factory in Vietnam which makes lingerie for labels like Victoria's Secret and Wacoal have been hospitalised with food-poisoning...

30 Dec 2015

Can green cleaning achieve hygienic results?
Can green cleaning achieve hygienic results?

According to an article entitled The New Cleaning Motto, the professional cleaning industry's approach to cleaning should rank people's health first on its list of priorities...

2 Sep 2015

Too much salt in fast food for children
Too much salt in fast food for children

Many of the children's meals served up by international fast-food chains in SA contain dangerously high levels of salt, according to a new survey that adds to the pressure on the sector to offer up healthier products...

18 Aug 2015

Retail safety in a world of malls
Retail safety in a world of malls

South Africa has an ever-increasing number of shopping malls. While they offer consumers convenience and retailers good volumes of foot traffic, safety risks are a significant concern that need to be carefully managed and can be mitigated by using the right tools...

By Grant Dunnington 17 Aug 2015

Promeal is awarded global certificate for food safety
Promeal is awarded global certificate for food safety

Western Cape-based pet food manufacturer Promeal has been awarded the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety Certification...

13 Aug 2015

India seeks US$100m in damages from Nestlé
India seeks US$100m in damages from Nestlé

NEW DELHI - India's government is seeking damages of nearly $100 million from Nestle for "unfair trade practices" after the food safety watchdog banned its hugely popular Maggi noodles brand...

13 Aug 2015

Cereal 'health' claims go against the grain
Cereal 'health' claims go against the grain

It can't be much fun being in the cereal business these days. If it isn't health advocates bemoaning sky-high sugar levels and foodies decrying the lack of taste, there's the low-carb Banting brigade denouncing grains as little better than the devil...

6 Jul 2015

Defensive driving - Your best defence against a load shedding gridlock
Defensive driving - Your best defence against a load shedding gridlock

As if the crisis of bad manners on our roads wasn't enough, now the energy crisis has thrown load shedding and non-functioning robots into that mix and created a situation which is downright dangerous...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 4 Jun 2015

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