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Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chain
Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chainArticle

Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chain

29 Apr 2021

Improving South Africa's food security
Improving South Africa's food securityArticle

Unathi Mhlatyana, MD at McCain Foods South Africa, unpacks the results of the 2020 Global Food Security Index report...

Unathi Mhlatyana 21 Apr 2021

KZN couple continues family tradition supplying first-grade fresh produce
KZN couple continues family tradition supplying first-grade fresh produceArticle

Two pensioners from KwaZulu-Natal have continued their family tradition of farming in the La Mercy region...

7 Apr 2021

PMA, United Fresh to create new global trade association
PMA, United Fresh to create new global trade associationArticle

The new association will enhance member services, increase advocacy before government and the public, help members grow their businesses and drive consumption of fresh produce and demand for floral products...

1 Apr 2021

How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security
How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food securityArticle

Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

Department warns farmers of citrus disease
Department warns farmers of citrus diseaseArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on Wednesday warned citrus farmers about the Asian Citrus Greening disease, which poses a serious threat to the citrus industry.

10 Mar 2021

GFSI ranks SA first in food security in sub-Saharan Africa
GFSI ranks SA first in food security in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

This despite an overall decline in global food security...

5 Mar 2021

Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in place
Food safety in the retail butchery: SA has strong systems in placeArticle

Retail stores generally are high-traffic areas and with the outbreak of Covid-19 for retailers and food producers, food safety remains a concern...

26 Feb 2021

Driving transformation in the food and beverage industry
Driving transformation in the food and beverage industryArticle

The unforeseen disruption experienced in 2020 has prompted food and beverage producers to future proof their businesses as far as is possible. While uncertainty seems set to continue for some time...

Phil Lewis 19 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Veterinary involvement critical in Covid-19 response
Veterinary involvement critical in Covid-19 responseArticle

The World Health Organisation indicated in its 2012 report that some 1,400 species of infectious disease pathogens of humans exist and nearly 60% are derived from animal sources...

Dr Leon de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movement
Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movementArticle

The International Bar Association recently held its annual conference where the Agricultural Law Section focused on the consumer's right to opt-out of climate un-friendly food...

Theo Boshoff 18 Jan 2021

DotModus and i-10 win with FSA in the United Kingdom
DotModus and i-10 win with FSA in the United KingdomArticle

DotModus is delighted to announce that as part of collaborative resource partnership effort led by i-10, a two-year contract with the Food Standards Agency in the UK has been secured...

Issued by DotModus 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum
#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrumArticle

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 6 Jan 2021

While everything is on ice, Zari celebrates openings!
While everything is on ice, Zari celebrates openings!Article

Silvana Dantu, founding partner of African Equations, producer and marketer of Zari Sparkling a premium beverage range, discusses how Zari and stockists celebrate openings and occasions, despite lockdowns...

Issued by Zari Sparkling Grape 21 Dec 2020

Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growth
Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growthArticle

Spar's Rural Hub model forms part of the retailer's drive to support and empower small-scale local farmers, create jobs and sustain local economies by creating an ecosystem that provides affordable, nutritious food for all...

17 Dec 2020

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Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?Article

Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

Packaging during Covid-19 and beyond
Packaging during Covid-19 and beyondArticle

As a $900bn-a year industry worldwide, what does the world of packaging look like now?

Raymond Dube 30 Nov 2020

We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is widening
We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is wideningArticle

South Africa has a net surplus of food as a country - yet food poverty at the household level is widening, and now even more rapidly so because the pandemic is decimating our economy and jobs at an alarming rate..

Andy Du Plessis 17 Nov 2020

Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day
Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities DayArticle

Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

30 Oct 2020

Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare products
Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare productsArticle

Consumer goods giant Unilever is investing in technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel-derived chemicals in its homecare products by 2030...

23 Oct 2020

Green, integrated approaches could address food security challenges
Green, integrated approaches could address food security challengesArticle

According to advisors from food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa), IFAT Africa, and analytica lab Africa, agriculture and food production does not happen in isolation, and to maximise food production and address world hunger, stakeholders across a broad value chain have to start working more collaboratively and sustainably...

15 Oct 2020

Food provenance platform set to boost SA beef supply chain
Food provenance platform set to boost SA beef supply chainArticle

BeefLedger SA lifts the veil on its blockchain security and payments platform...

Issued by YehBaby Digital 7 Oct 2020

Future of sustainable warehouse operations lies in battery-powered technologies
Future of sustainable warehouse operations lies in battery-powered technologiesArticle

As the global conversation steers towards the need to adapt to the changing business landscape, the pandemic has shed even greater light on the need for industries to be more operationally efficient and cognisant of their environmental footprints...

Chantell Malherbe 5 Oct 2020

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South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement launchesArticle

The CGCSA has launched the South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement, which commits food manufacturers and retailers to reducing food waste...

29 Sep 2020

Poultry industry pushes master plan progress post Covid
Poultry industry pushes master plan progress post CovidArticle

"It has been gratifying to achieve significant progress despite the huge logistical and financial implications of Covid-19, and now that the initial threat has abated somewhat, attention is being refocused very strongly on the Master Plan."

22 Sep 2020

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...

17 Sep 2020

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...

17 Sep 2020

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

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