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The V&A Waterfront is calling all food entrepreneurs to join kitchen incubator programme
The V&A Waterfront is calling all food entrepreneurs to join kitchen incubator programmeArticle

The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape's first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications...

3 days ago

Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape's first kitchen incubator
Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape's first kitchen incubatorArticle

The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape's first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications...

3 days ago

Substance responsible for Liqui Fruit recall not glass
Substance responsible for Liqui Fruit recall not glassArticle

What was previously visually identified as "shards of glass" found in 330ml cans of Liqui Fruit red grape juice is actually crystals of a naturally occurring substance in products of grapes called potassium bitartrate...

10 Sep 2020

Surplus food: The key to boosting household food security
Surplus food: The key to boosting household food securityArticle

Government needs to legislate labelling that supports the diversion of surplus food; the food value chain needs to find efficient ways to divert and deliver it; and civil society needs to put pressure on the system to ensure that their fellow countrymen are adequately fed and nourished...

John Hudson 8 Sep 2020

Pioneer Foods recalls Liqui Fruit grape juice
Pioneer Foods recalls Liqui Fruit grape juiceArticle

The National Consumer Commission has received information from Pioneer Foods on its intention to recall a batch of Liqui fruit Red Grape Still 330ml cans...

7 Sep 2020

Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper data
Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper dataArticle

Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets...

28 Aug 2020

Update on the FMD disease outbreak in Limpopo
Update on the FMD disease outbreak in LimpopoArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has announced that the quarantine for foot-and-mouth disease has been lifted in nine locations...

24 Aug 2020

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Food is one aspect, but safe food is crucialArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has magnified the incredible public health challenge our world face. Nowhere is this challenge more apparent than in food production...

24 Aug 2020

Vegetable farmers in urban Ghana don't worry much about food safety - but they should
Vegetable farmers in urban Ghana don't worry much about food safety - but they shouldArticle

The United Nations projects that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in urban areas. Ensuring sustainable food supply in a rapidly growing city becomes a matter of concern...

Kabila Abass 12 Aug 2020

Microsoft investment to boost sustainability in SA's agricultural sector
Microsoft investment to boost sustainability in SA's agricultural sectorArticle

The investment is aimed at driving sustainability in the sector for smallholder farmers, who form an important part of the agricultural workforce in the country...

4 Aug 2020

FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste
FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, wasteArticle

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

Secure meat-hungry food systems to prevent next pandemic
Secure meat-hungry food systems to prevent next pandemicArticle

Sustainable agriculture and better health monitoring needed to break chain of disease transmission in food systems...

Fatima Arkin 23 Jul 2020

The hygiene factor of plastic packaging
The hygiene factor of plastic packagingArticle

With hygiene in the spotlight, why is plastic packaging the preferred medium within the retail and home environments?

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 Jul 2020

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Radisson Hotels welcomes back guests in South AfricaArticle

With the gradual ease of restrictions in South Africa, the countries Radisson Hotels are welcoming back guests and conference attendees in line with the South African government's directive...

14 Jul 2020

Testing strategies to help Kenya's urban poor get access to food
Testing strategies to help Kenya's urban poor get access to foodArticle

In Kenya's urban areas, there's a serious problem of people not having enough food, particularly in the capital city of Nairobi...

Elizabeth Kimani-Murage 13 Jul 2020

Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa
Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in AfricaArticle

In the last several months, Covid-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing, confinement, and trying to curb the pandemic have rightly been at the forefront...

Mimi Alemayehou 6 Jul 2020

'A food safety crisis now would bring SA's medical sector to its knees'
'A food safety crisis now would bring SA's medical sector to its knees'Article

One of South Africa's top food safety experts has warned that the country cannot afford another food-borne outbreak like the listeriosis one of 2017...

22 Jun 2020

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Webinar: Why food safety is everyone's businessArticle

In collaboration with Business Day Dialogues, South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) recently held a discussion highlighting the critical role accreditation plays in improving food safety...

15 Jun 2020

Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agriculture
Jobs Fund crowds-in R800m for inclusive agricultureArticle

The Jobs Fund Fund, in partnership with Atlantic Black (Pty) Ltd, has leveraged more than R 800m for job creation and broader inclusion of previously disadvantaged individuals in South Africa's agricultural sector...

8 Jun 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers
Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumersArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

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Covid-19 and food safety: Are SA's food handling regulations up to scratch?Article

Food safety is a major concern during the Covid-19 outbreak, and consumers, retailers and producers are understandably worried about keeping production lines and outlets uncontaminated...

26 May 2020

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Economic impact of Covid-19 on the meat industryArticle

The meat industry has been forced to come up with creative solutions throughout different value chains to combat the effects of this global pandemic...

Claudi Nortjé 8 May 2020

#LockdownLevel4: All sectors of agriculture to operate
#LockdownLevel4: All sectors of agriculture to operateArticle

All agricultural sectors will be allowed to operate - however, under strict conditions - under Level 4 of the nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19...

30 Apr 2020

Why Covid-19 is another blow for Kenya's food security
Why Covid-19 is another blow for Kenya's food securityArticle

County governments and the health ministry should allow produce markets to operate in urban areas...

Timothy Njagi Njeru and Miltone Ayieko Were 21 Apr 2020

Guidelines for spaza shops announced
Guidelines for spaza shops announcedArticle

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has announced guidelines for participation in the Spaza Shops and General Dealers support scheme...

20 Apr 2020

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Mitigating Covid-19's impact on Africa's food systemsArticle

The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems...

Atsuko Toda and Dr Martin Fregene 17 Apr 2020

Tiger Brands shuts Durban bakery following Covid-19 infections
Tiger Brands shuts Durban bakery following Covid-19 infectionsArticle

Tiger Brands will temporarily close its Durban Albany bakery as a precautionary measure after some staff members tested positive for Covid-19...

16 Apr 2020

Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdown
Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdownArticle

The Department of Small Business Development has issued directions to assist SMMEs operating grocery stores to comply with lockdown regulations...

7 Apr 2020

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade
#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food tradeArticle

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

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Partnerships, sector stability and access to markets key to unlocking full potential of SA's agri sectorArticle

It is no secret that the country's agriculture sector is in recession having contracted in the first three-quarters of 2019. But this is a sector with the potential to address unemployment on a major scale...

John Hudson 3 Mar 2020

Tracking systems can help farmers combat the outbreak of FMD
Tracking systems can help farmers combat the outbreak of FMDArticle

Establishing a Livestock Identification and Traceability System is of utmost importance, says Agri EC...

28 Feb 2020

NRCS widens recall of canned pilchards
NRCS widens recall of canned pilchardsArticle

The NRCS has ordered all formal wholesalers, retailers and informal traders to remove and stop selling 400g pilchards in tomato sauce and 400g pilchards in chili sauce with immediate effect...

25 Feb 2020

Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET
Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PETArticle

During the latter part of 2019, Mpact Versapak successfully launched a range of grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 5 Feb 2020

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What needs to happen for better cancer prevention and control in KenyaArticle

Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe are leading in new cancer cases in Africa. In 2018 Kenya was reported to have 47,887 new cancer cases (130 cases daily) and 32,987 deaths (90 daily)...

Gershim Asiki 3 Feb 2020

AFMA Forum 2020 programme released
AFMA Forum 2020 programme releasedArticle

The tenth AFMA Forum themed Explore today for a better tomorrow, which will be held at the Sun City Convention Centre from 3 to 5 March 2020, will bring together animal nutritionists, veterinarians, feed manufacturers, feed formulators and technical sales consultants from South Africa and further afield...

23 Jan 2020

NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS
NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGASArticle

NOSA Group has closed a transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services...

16 Jan 2020

Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pest
Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pestArticle

A new $500m initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is leading the way...

Rémi Nono Womdim 19 Dec 2019

Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020
Technology trends impacting global manufacturing in 2020Article

It is no secret that the manufacturing sector is critically important for both developed and emerging economies. From producing necessities like food for a nation to creating much-needed jobs...

Kevin Dherman 13 Dec 2019

Aquaculture farmers often use antibiotics this can result in antibiotic-resistance in seafood. Shutterstock
What we found about bacteria that resist antibiotics in seafoodArticle

It's important to gain a deeper understanding about the various ways in which humans and animals have been exposed to antibiotics, and the rise in bacteria found in food that's resistant to the drugs...

Olumide A Odeyemi 3 Dec 2019

Why we're involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insects
Why we're involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insectsArticle

There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in Sub-Saharan Africa...

Robert Musundire 29 Nov 2019

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Antibiotics: interplay between humans, animals and the environment is keyArticle

Antibiotics have revolutionised health care since their introduction into clinical practice in the 1930s and 1940s by dramatically decreasing the morbidity and mortality associated with bacterial infections in humans and animals...

Sabiha Essack 28 Nov 2019

Dr Faffa Malan, general manager of RuVASA, the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa, and Andries Wiese, head of Hollard Insure's Agri Centre of Excellence.
Biosecurity in SA: Taking up the mantle of accountabilityArticle

Biosecurity plays a fundamental role in ensuring farmer profitability and food security in South Africa. In order to establish accountability, responsibility and preventative measures in dealing with disease outbreaks, industry role-players gathered a to have an open discussion about the true cost of biosecurity challenges in South Africa...

Claudi Nortjé 26 Nov 2019

Getting women in the driver's seat of Africa's agribusiness revolution
Getting women in the driver's seat of Africa's agribusiness revolutionArticle

More African female agripreneurs must be supported to grow and progressively transition into the business segments of agricultural value chains which are most profitable...

Mariam Yinusa and Edward Mabaya 25 Nov 2019

New regulations take aim at listeriosis
New regulations take aim at listeriosisArticle

The threat of listeriosis hasn't subsided since the 2017/2018 outbreak. In fact, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed in October 2019 that 87 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases had been reported in the year since then...

4 Nov 2019

How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly
How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsiblyArticle

The 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa highlighted the importance of food safety in the production value chain. Since then, the government has cracked down on failures in hygiene...

31 Oct 2019

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Vulnerable and marginalised South African farm workers' future hanging in the balanceArticle

Farm workers are an integral part of South Africa's economy and the food system. Yet they are often food insecure themselves, marginalised and vulnerable to exploitation...

14 Oct 2019

Biotech crops help producers overcome challenges
Biotech crops help producers overcome challengesArticle

South Africa's biotech crop adoption increased a further 3% in just one year between 2017 and 2018, a new report has revealed...

8 Sep 2019

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Impacts of climate change on food security not evenly distributed, conference hearsArticle

The effects of climate change on food security are not evenly distributed across the globe. So said Professor Ndiko Ludidi, acting director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, during his presentation at the Bio Africa Convention 2019, which took place at the Durban International Convention Centre.

4 Sep 2019

Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa
Highlights from the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern AfricaArticle

On 30-31 July 2019, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) hosted over 500 delegates representing the entire fresh produce supply chain in Cape Town at the 9th Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 28 Aug 2019

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