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Dis-Chem and Clicks remain attractive
Dis-Chem and Clicks remain attractive

While the general retailers' index has sunk 27% from its April 2015 peak, two shares in the sector appear to be proving the so-called "lipstick theory"...

By Giulietta Talevi 3 hours ago

Poisoning risk from expired food
Poisoning risk from expired food

A food expert has warned consumers of the dangers of eating expired foods that appear on shop shelves...

By Devon Koen 6 hours ago

Developing countries urged to set international food standards
Developing countries urged to set international food standards

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have issued a joint statement calling on countries to develop international food standards...

1 day ago

Astral doing 'all in its power' to contain bird flu
Astral doing 'all in its power' to contain bird flu

Poultry company Astral has created a "war room" to contain the outbreak of bird flu on its farm in Villiers. The outbreak on Astral's farm was the first of two that have been confirmed...

28 Jun 2017

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Avian influenza H5N8 outbreak confirmed in SA

An outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 - a strain of avian influenza which is believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds - has been confirmed in the Villiers area in the Free State...

23 Jun 2017

zdenet via
SA bans poultry imports from Zimbabwe after bird flu outbreak

South Africa has halted poultry imports from Zimbabwe after a recent outbreak of highly contagious avian influenza at a farm in the neighbouring country...

9 Jun 2017

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety
Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops...

6 Jun 2017

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered
Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

Freedom of choice flies out the window when so-called ‘bad' choices can summarily be overruled or interfered with by government...

By Martin van Staden 31 May 2017

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Agri-cleaning trends: Keeping it clean from farm to factory

Improper sanitation can destroy crop and herd and can cost certification, contracts, reputation and a brand. Therefore, cleaning, from farm to factory, matters more than ever in agriculture...

30 May 2017

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Tobacco impedes development

As the world gets ready to observe World No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2017, South Africans are reminded that tobacco and tobacco use continues to be a threat to development...

30 May 2017

Serco improves thermal properties of refrigerated truck panels
Serco improves thermal properties of refrigerated truck panels

Serco has invested in a new injection polyurethane foaming plant at its factory in Durban which is expected to improve the thermal properties of the insulated panels...

4 May 2017

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

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