Burton Phillips
Seven easy steps to manage product recall risk

Seven easy steps to manage product recall risk[Burton Phillips] The National Consumer Commission was involved in its first product recall after it was found that the circuit board in the chest of a toy baby doll sold at Game retail stores was defective. The defect can allegedly cause the doll to overheat and cause burns or blisters...

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Wynand Smit
Appointment of POPI Information Regulator could mean earlier implementation

Appointment of POPI Information Regulator could mean earlier implementation
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[Wynand Smit] The appointment of an Information Regulator on 26 Oct means that the Protection of Personal Information Act is coming into effect sooner rather than later. Wynand Smit notes that this will have a tremendous impact on the way companies do business in 2017, with regards to how they obtain, store and dispose of customer information...

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Neville Melville
Oops!...I clicked it again

Oops!...I clicked it again
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[Neville Melville] Sorry to disappoint you, but not only did you not win the UK lottery like that email you received said, but you will probably also not get the flat-screen TV that you ordered on the e-commerce site for the advertised price of R500 if the price was a mistake...

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Richard Rattue
Product supplier responsibility

Product supplier responsibility[Richard Rattue] One of the more potentially contentious issues contained within the 'fair customer treatment/RDR' review has been that of product supplier responsibility...

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Robert Sussman
Aligning ICT to Consumer Protection Bill

Robert Sussman[Robert Sussman] The Consumer Protection Bill and its potential impact on the ICT sector elevates the role of service level agreements (SLAs) in future trade.

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Adrian Botha
Illicit alcohol still skirting sin taxes with negative impact

Illicit alcohol still skirting sin taxes with negative impact[Adrian Botha] The imposition of higher taxes on alcohol and legislation, such as the proposed ad ban and the Gauteng Liquor Act, focuses on the regulated industry, but not much is being done to address issues that stem from the non-regulated industry.

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Alexis Miller
Alexis Miller commented on Consumer Protection Act made easy
Course in JHB on the impact of the New Consumer Protection Act on the Food and Beverage Industry (also covers the New Labeling Laws). See http://www.summitc.co.za if you would like to attend.
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ActivRetail
Assuring quality olive oil

Assuring quality olive oil[ActivRetail] Following recent misdemeanours on the international olive oil front and a successful conviction locally following fraudulent labelling, the relevance of the Member of SA Olive Commitment to Compliance seal that was introduced by SA Olive in 2005 has been reconfirmed as the consumer's guarantee for quality when buying South African olive oil.

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ActivRetail
Fraud rocks Italy's olive oil trade

Fraud rocks Italy's olive oil trade[ActivRetail] The international olive oil industry recently received a severe blow when Italian police arrested 23 people and confiscated 85 farms after an operation that exposed fraudulent actions in Italy's olive oil trade. According to media reports inferior oil was passed off as extra virgin olive oil and imported oil was relabelled as Italian oil.

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New EU regulations not good for SA apparel exports

New EU regulations not good for SA apparel exports[Renato Palmi] Regulations to identify the chemicals used in clothing destined for the European Union (EU) may have temporary detrimental consequences for the South African clothing industry.

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Revised standards proposed for processed cereal-based foods

[Vivian Warby] In light of the increasing levels of malnutrition coupled with food insecurity and high food prices, a standard for processed cereal-based foods for malnourished infants and young children has been proposed.

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Is your business ready for the new consumer protection bill?

[Tshepiso Seopa] When parliament adopts the new Consumer Protection Bill aimed at protecting consumers from harmful practises, South Africans will be amongst the best protected in the world.

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Tobacco Act amendment to increase prohibition

[Vivian Warby] The Health Portfolio Committee is to hold hearings on amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to further enhance the control of tobacco products and promote healthy lifestyles.

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