Food Focus Newsletter 13 of 2023

By: Food Focus on 14 July 2023

Food Focus Newsletter 13 of 2023

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It's Plastic Free July - but it is more than just a slogan or a marketing green-washing exercise, it is fast becoming a demand from eco-conscious consumers and there is increasing pressure from regulators to manage packaging and reduce waste.

Manufacturers need to consider the options available and start planning their plastic-free journey. You can read more on this in our July edition of FBR in this article:

Plastic Free Packaging - Is it Viable and who is doing it?
The Regulations Relating to the Grading, Packing and Marking of Tomatoes intended for sale in the RSA has been published in the Government Gazette as No R.3616 of 30 of June 2023
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Mandela Day Inspiration

Checkers Sixty60 has again joined forces with Meals on Wheels, a registered non-profit organisation, to offer customers a meaningful way to contribute on Mandela Day. Read more...

SA Harvest announced the launch of its Mandela Month Campaign #UnionAgainstHunger, which aims to honour Nelson Mandela's 67-year-long fight for human rights and social justice.  Read more...

Poisoned: The Dirty Truth about your Food is coming on Netflix on 2 August, so diarise the date! Bill Marler and Jeff Benedict have brought this story to the screen - so more people can learn from past food safety failures.

Event News

Industry News

Sir Fruit, a proudly South African fruit juice producer, was recently honoured with a  prestigious Double Gold at the 5th edition of the Aurora International Taste Challenge.

The event, held in Stellenbosch, showcased the highest calibre of global food quality and recognised exceptional food products from around the world.   READ MORE...

RCL FOODS and The South African Chefs Association, have announced that entries for the RCL FOODS Young Chefs & Bakers Challenge 2023 have opened. Combining both the Young Chef and Young Baker categories, this presents a unique platform for full-time culinary students in South Africa to demonstrate their talent.  

There's so much practical insight and industry news in our latest edition of FBR!

Annelie Coetzee Consulting has listed three new courses on  Foodemy. 
Click on the links below to discover more info:

HACCP Training
PRPs Training
BRCGS for Food Safety, Issue 9

Looking for Eco-Friendly Packaging?
It's plastic free July, which reminds us of the need to review our packaging solutions and how we can lessen our environmenal impact and lower our carbon footprint.

Discover some Packaging Solutions Providers in our Supplier Directory:


Food Focus Directory

We warmly welcome the following new clients to Food Focus

Matixs Manufacturing
Matixs Manufacturing is a manufacturer and supplier of cleaning chemicals, disinfectants, and air fresheners. They also supply cleaning equipment and machinery. Find out more


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