A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

The feed processors' approach to salmonella
The feed processors' approach to salmonella

One of the most common practices for the control of salmonella in feed products was the use of formaldehyde as a feed additive. However, the EU Commission has recently voted to ban the use of formaldehyde for this purpose (EU 2018/183)...

25 Jul 2018

The risk of listeriosis lingers
The risk of listeriosis lingers

Product-related risk is one of the biggest perils facing businesses today, with significant amount of increased recalls revealing the potential for larger and more complex losses in the past decade...

By Catia Folgore 17 Jul 2018

Woolworths recalls rice product amid Listeria concerns
Woolworths recalls rice product amid Listeria concerns

Woolworths is recalling its Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precautionary measure, following a worldwide recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency...

11 Jul 2018

Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks
Food and beverage industry faced with mounting risks

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 indicated that business interruption is a top concern for the food and beverage industry with 53% of 68 respondents pointing to the worrisome risk...

18 May 2018

Roundtable proposes a unified, globalised approach to food safety
Roundtable proposes a unified, globalised approach to food safety

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation...

16 May 2018

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?

The recent Listeria outbreak has resulted in consumers not just questioning food safety standards, but insisting on a zero-tolerance approach to bacterial contamination...

14 May 2018

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

By Feroz Koor 23 Apr 2018

Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health
Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health

With sex education playing a significant role in enabling our youth to take full control of their sexual behaviour, Durex's Connect-ED programme aims to make a difference in South African communities...

16 Apr 2018

Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business
Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business

We have, of late, experienced an alarmingly high number of food safety-related incidents, both in South Africa and globally. Re-establishing trust in the food safety industry is more necessary than ever...

By Roy Kirby 11 Apr 2018

SA on back foot over listeriosis, Davies warns
SA on back foot over listeriosis, Davies warns

The listeriosis outbreak has negatively affected trading partners' perceptions of the safety of food exports from SA and could have financial repercussions that extend far beyond the firms at the heart of the crisis...

By Tamar Khan 3 Apr 2018

Rainbow Chicken polony cleared of deadly listeria bacteria
Rainbow Chicken polony cleared of deadly listeria bacteria

The national health department has confirmed the Listeria bacteria found at the Rainbow Chicken polony factory is not the ST6 strain that caused 91% of cases...

By Katharine Child 28 Mar 2018

Listeriosis: Food safety expert highlights need for clear government regulations
Listeriosis: Food safety expert highlights need for clear government regulations

Food safety expert Dr Lucia Anelich says the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa has shown the urgent need for appropriate microbiological regulations for processed meats...

By Michael Acott 22 Mar 2018

Tiger Brands gives update on Listeria testing results
Tiger Brands gives update on Listeria testing results

Tiger Brands has received two sets of independent laboratory testing results confirming the presence of Listeria at its ready-to-eat chilled process meat production facilities...

20 Mar 2018

Expert calls for co-operation in listeriosis probe
Expert calls for co-operation in listeriosis probe

A leading meat scientist has urged the companies implicated in SA's biggest recorded outbreak of listeriosis to collaborate in efforts to determine how their products became contaminated with deadly listeria bacteria...

16 Mar 2018

A lab sample of the bacteria listeria monocytogene that causes listeriosis.
What led to world's worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

South Africa has had the biggest listeriosis outbreak in the world that resulted in more than 180 deaths to date...

13 Mar 2018

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How safe is the food on your plate?

In an ideal world, a farmer might sell a harvest of fresh produce to families nearby, who would eat that produce within the week. The more common reality in South Africa and the world, however...

12 Mar 2018

Nomfundo Dlamini, Tank Research founder.
Marketing is key in medicines distribution in Africa

The media is a key platform for dissemination of information around medications on the continent in Africa, where virtual spaza shops for drugs proliferate...

By Nomfundo Dlamini 8 Mar 2018

Dedicated website set up to address Listeriosis questions and concerns
Dedicated website set up to address Listeriosis questions and concerns

Food microbiologist and food safety specialist Professor Lucia Anelich of Anelich Consulting is hosting a website to address public concerns about the recent Listeriosis outbreak...

7 Mar 2018

A chicken in every pot for Astral Foods
A chicken in every pot for Astral Foods

Astral Foods, the big bird of the JSE's poultry sector, seems set to wing its way to bumper profits in the half-year to March. The upbeat Astral trading statement confirms a vibrant trend in the local poultry sector...

By Marc Hasenfuss 7 Mar 2018

Customers queue to return meat to the Enterprise factory store in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, on 5 March 2018. Image: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times
Enterprise shuts two factories, says no link showing its products caused deaths

Enterprise Foods has withdrawn all ready-to-eat meat products and has closed the two factories manufacturing these products...

By Ernest Mabuza And Nico Gous 6 Mar 2018

Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Foods factory in Limpopo
Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Foods factory in Limpopo

The source of the world's largest Listeriosis outbreak has been traced to an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Limpopo...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Mar 2018

Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March
Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will engage industry stakeholders on the Sugary Beverages Levy...

13 Feb 2018

Capetonians not too clued up about food and nutrition labels
Capetonians not too clued up about food and nutrition labels

Consumers in Cape Town have poor knowledge about food and nutrition labels, and nutrition information on food labels does not have a major influence on what they buy...

8 Feb 2018

Listeriosis outbreak reveals SA's need for a designated food control agency
Listeriosis outbreak reveals SA's need for a designated food control agency

With over 720 laboratory-confirmed cases of food poisoning caused by Listeria in 2017, South Africa is in dire need of a food control agency which can better manage the threat...

31 Jan 2018

Listeria is jumping the system
Listeria is jumping the system

The outbreak of listeria highlights the responsibility of the red meat industry to provide proper and improved hygiene during the production, processing, packing and preparation of red meat and red meat products...

By Elmarie Helberg 29 Jan 2018

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No link between Listeriosis outbreak and SA apples

A report being circulated on certain WhatsApp groups refer to an incident dating back to 2015 in California, in the USA, when Listeria was found on caramelised apples...

29 Jan 2018

Listeriosis outbreak shines a light on food safety in SA
Listeriosis outbreak shines a light on food safety in SA

The current spike in the incidences of listeriosis serves as a stark reminder of the importance of having the means to timely identify and act on food safety threats...

24 Jan 2018

Murky world of the imported meat industry exposed
Murky world of the imported meat industry exposed

A recent episode of Special Assignment looked into how unsafe imported chicken ends up in consumers' pots...

23 Jan 2018

Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
Listeria contaminated abattoir to remain closed

While it cannot be proven to be the source of the current Listeriosis outbreak, a chicken abattoir will remain closed "in the best interest of public health"...

9 Jan 2018

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