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Astral Foods still concerned about EU's unfair practices
Astral Foods still concerned about EU's unfair practices

"We are not concerned about imports from the EU... We are concerned about the dumping of chicken product at a lower price than we can produce at."

By Colleen Goko and Andries Mahlangu 17 May 2017

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New pork import clauses added

The Directorate Animal Health will no longer allow any products that are not subject to further processing to be imported in the same container as restricted pork import products...

16 May 2017

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Small retailers say malls killing their business

Small and family-owned retailers told public hearings on Tuesday of their struggle to conduct business in townships and rural areas...

By Colleen Goko 11 May 2017

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Commission launches enquiry into SA's 'big four' retailers

The Competition Commission has launched a large investigation into South Africa's four largest retailers: Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Spar and Woolworths...

10 May 2017

Future of Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman at risk
Future of Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman at risk

The future of the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman is at risk because thousands of businesses are refusing to register and fund it...

By Wendy Knowler 10 May 2017

FairPlay is simply the SA Poultry Association's alter ego
FairPlay is simply the SA Poultry Association's alter ego

The verbal war over whether or not the dumping of cheap imported chicken portions is to blame for the woes of the poultry industry, has feathers flying...

By Linda Ensor 10 May 2017

Bumble Bee to plead guilty in tuna price fixing case
Bumble Bee to plead guilty in tuna price fixing case

Iconic American tuna brand Bumble Bee Foods agreed to plead guilty and pay a $25 million fine for conspiring to fix prices of canned seafood...

9 May 2017

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National Consumer Tribunal ruling could cost Edcon millions

A ruling by the National Consumer Tribunal looks set to wipe out much of Edcon's R400m-a-year club-fee income...

By Ann Crotty 4 May 2017

FairPlay anti-dumping movement to address IGD
FairPlay anti-dumping movement to address IGD

This weekend, 5-6 May 2017, the FairPlay anti-dumping movement will address a select gathering of African and global business leaders in Durban...

4 May 2017

Tribunal finds the club fee charged by Edcon to be unlawful
Tribunal finds the club fee charged by Edcon to be unlawful

The National Consumer Tribunal handed down judgment against Edcon on Tuesday that the club fee charged by Edcon to its credit customers...

3 May 2017

Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff
Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff

They are the country's biggest-selling frozen beef patties but a close look at the packaging reveals that they are not very beefy at all - just 36% beef...

25 Apr 2017

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New global standard for safer international trade of seeds and plants adopted

Cargo can sometimes hide stowaways - agricultural pests that once on shore can devastate crops - from gypsy moths to giant African snails to Argentine ants...

18 Apr 2017

Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claims
Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claims

The Department of Environmental Affairs says it will probe reports that some plastic supermarket carrier bags, which claim to be recycled, are allegedly not...

13 Apr 2017

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Keeping track of fish from sea to plate to keep illegally caught fish off store shelves

Guidelines on CDS will act as an internationally-recognised "gold standard" for governments and businesses looking to establish systems that can trace fish from their point of capture through the entire supply chain - from sea to plate...

13 Apr 2017

Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industry
Recognising the value of fresh produce market agents to the industry

In principle, the fresh produce markets, together with the integrated role of market agents, are critical to the South African and southern African industry to enable market access for all producers and buyers...

By Lindie Stroebel and Tommie van Zyl 12 Apr 2017

BevSA wants more time on sugar tax
BevSA wants more time on sugar tax

BevSA is asking for more time for a total dietary study to be done on obesity before the new tax on SSBs is introduced...

4 Apr 2017

No collusion in fresh produce, say RSA Group
No collusion in fresh produce, say RSA Group

The RSA Group has moved to quash allegations by the Competition Commission that it, along with eight other fresh produce groups, has been fixing prices...

By Colleen Goko 31 Mar 2017

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Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The commission said it suspected the larger players of colluding to hold prices low until their smaller competitors ran out of fresh fruit and vegetables to sell, after which they sharply increased prices...

By Robert Laing 23 Mar 2017

Who is profiting from chicken dumping?
Who is profiting from chicken dumping?

A faceless group is lining its pockets with the profits made from tons of European Union (EU) chicken that is dumped in South Africa...

20 Mar 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

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The Sugar Tax: implications for the cane industry, obesity and consumer behaviour

The biggest concern is that the implementation of tax on sugary beverages will have serious implications for the sugarcane industry in the medium to long term as it will cascade down the value chain...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 8 Mar 2017

Alibaba's Jack Ma blames 'outdated' law for fakes
Alibaba's Jack Ma blames 'outdated' law for fakes

Alibaba's founder Jack Ma urged stronger penalties for selling counterfeits on Tuesday in an open letter arguing that "outdated and unrealistic" laws and regulations...

8 Mar 2017

Unilever faces fine over cartel conduct
Unilever faces fine over cartel conduct

The Competition Commission has charged Unilever SA for cartel conduct, referring a cartel case against the group and Malaysian firm Sime Darby Hudson Knight...

2 Mar 2017

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry
Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

23 Feb 2017

Sugar tax must come with an education programme
Sugar tax must come with an education programme

The new tax on SSBs can't stand alone in addressing obesity and related lifestyle diseases, and must form part of an integrated education plan...

21 Feb 2017

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Woolworths confirms more local sourcing

Woolworths is looking to source more goods from SA and SADC and, despite ‘tough' retail scene, expects to grow market share...

By Colleen Goko 17 Feb 2017

SONA 2017 failed to address job losses, says Fair Play
SONA 2017 failed to address job losses, says Fair Play

In his 2017 State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma made frequent references to the need to create jobs and government's job creation initiatives...

14 Feb 2017

Fair Play Movement takes EU to task over chicken dumping
Fair Play Movement takes EU to task over chicken dumping

The Fair Play Movement is bringing international experts to help stop the proliferation of the predatory trade practice of dumping worldwide...

9 Feb 2017

Why new entrants struggle to break into South Africa's retail space
Why new entrants struggle to break into South Africa's retail space

Effective competition in the supermarket industry is important because it has far-reaching implications for consumers and suppliers...

By Reena das Nair 7 Feb 2017

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