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RELEASE - 10 Years of Tree Planting Bear Fruit

By: Food Focus on 27 September 2018

“In winter we don’t have morogo, and we don’t have milk, but we do have peaches.” These were the words of Mrs Maphutsi holding up a jar of preserved peaches at a tree planting event in Orange Farm near Johannesburg on the 26th September 2018. ..

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World champion skier Lindsey Vonn to keynote women's fresh perspectives leadership breakfast on Oct. 20

By: Food Focus on 18 September 2018

Newark, Del. – Lindsey Vonn, who has overcome adversity to become the most successful female alpine ski racer in world history, will keynote Center for Growing Talent’s (CGT) 2018 Women’s Fresh Perspectives Leadership Breakfast on Saturday morning, O

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Fresh Summit adds Leslie Odom Jr., Experience Extensions to agenda

By: Food Focus on 18 September 2018

The Tony and Grammy award-winning performer is the fourth “Forum for the Future” speaker to be announced by Produce Marketing Association (PMA), each forum featuring a big voice on a big topic of industry interest.

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Zambia -A new gateway for fresh produce trade into Africa

By: Food Focus on 14 September 2018

Fresh produce consumption is booming in Africa. It is viewed as trendy and healthy in the minds of the young and the middle class. But how accessible and efficient are current markets or retail outlets to sell fresh produce to a rapidly increasing...

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Fresh produce trade in Africa boasts greater opportunities than ever before

By: Food Focus on 14 September 2018

At the conference, which was held on 15 and 16 August at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, guest speakers shared their perspectives on the latest developments in the trade and investment environment for fresh produce in Africa. Th

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NSF International Certifies First Products to Made With True Source Honey™ Program

By: Food Focus on 13 September 2018

Several major brands are taking a stance against honey fraud and adulteration by sourcing 100% of the honey used in their products from True Source Honey® certified suppliers.

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Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment Workshop Review

By: In the news on 05 September 2018

The recent Listeria monocytogenes outbreak and the fake goods riot of Soweto raised many questions regarding the issue around the safety of food consumed in South Africa. This should drive all stakeholders in the food industry to ....

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Media Statement by the Minister Health on Allegations of Fake and Expired Food

By: In the news on 03 September 2018

Due to the high volume of complaints received by the Department they are investigating these reports of fake food.

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Media Statement by The Minister Health on Listeriosis Outbreak

By: Food Focus on 03 September 2018

Media Statement by The Minister Health on Listeriosis Outbreak - which has officially been declared as over.

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Statement on alleged sale of “Fake foods” in South Africa

By: Food Focus on 28 August 2018

The Department is noting with concern the food related videos that are circulating on social media about the alleged ‘unsafe’ manufacturing of certain fake foods in South Africa. Municipalities have embarked on special blitzes to inspect foodstuff so

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