Your search returned (31) results.

Pick Pay Recalls Three Brands of Peanut Butter

By Guest Author on 06 February 2024

All stocks of these products have already been removed from all stores countrywide. No other peanut butter brand at Pick n Pay is involved in the recall.

Read more

Shoprite and Checkers announce voluntary tinned tuna recall

By Food Focus on 29 May 2022

Shoprite and Checkers have announced a voluntary recall of cans of Cape Point Light Meat Shredded Tuna in Water due to possible can defects.

Read more

Useful Recycling Organisations and Solutions

By Food Focus on 13 April 2022

Everywhere you look nowadays, we are being told to reduce, reuse, and recycle, so we thought we would compile some information for you on the recycling companies and associations in South Africa, and the main type of products they can accept for recycling.

Read more

Acrylamide: A potential danger in your favourite snack

By Stellar Frisby on 05 April 2022

When you're enjoying a packet of potato crisps, chips with a meal or a toasted sandwich and a cup of coffee and someone asks you whether you've heard of the dangers of acrylamide - how would you respond?

Read more

Patulin and Human Health

By Food Focus on 29 September 2021

What is patulin, what risk does it pose to human health, and how is it introduced into the manufacturing space.

Read more


By CGCSA (Consumer Goods Council of South Africa) on 19 January 2021

The Extended producer regulations came into effect on 5 November 2020. This amendment is in response to concerns by industry and the implementation deadlines have been extended to assist.

Read more

Microplastics – Now part of our diet

By Linda Jackson on 18 January 2021

A study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card.

Read more

The Ultimate All-Meat Doneness Guide (With Times And Temperatures)

By Guest Author on 13 January 2021

Cooking meat on the grill is one of life’s top-tier satisfactions. Not only is it fun and absorbing to do, the results, if you get them right, enhance your day, your week, even your life as a whole. The perfect cut, perfectly cooked, is the stuff of legend.

Read more

4 Steps to Food Safety

By Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on 05 November 2019

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year alone? Food poisoning not only sends 128,000 Americans to the hospital each year—it can also have long-term health consequences. Following the four simple steps - clean, separate, cook and, chill - bel

Read more

Transporting your food - the dangers lurking in your lunch box

By Linda Jackson on 14 October 2019

Sitting in the aisle seat means you have a great view of what people are bringing onboard a plane... and it's surprising to see the number of cooler bags containing food!

Read more

Cold Food Storage Chart

By Food Focus on 03 September 2019

In the absence of South African guidelines on this topic, we can adhere to the guidelines below for storing food in the refrigerator and freezer.

Read more

How 26 Percent of Participants Transferred Bacteria from Raw Chicken to Their Salads

By Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on 30 August 2019

The debate on whether or not to wash raw poultry is a fierce one, but until recently it was not a debate backed by science. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) further demonstrates that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash

Read more

Precautionary Food Safety Alert

By Food Focus on 16 November 2018

Deli Spices have issued a precautionary food safety alert following the hijacking of a logistics truck carrying curing salt packs, which are harmful if not used correctly.

Read more

The dangers of a raw food pet diet - for you and for them

By Linda Jackson on 29 June 2018

Raw food pet diets are becoming an increasing trend, but their health claims are unsubstantiated say veterinary professionals, and may even be harmful. A recent chat with a vet shone a whole new light on the dangers of feeding raw food to your pets - both for you and for them.

Read more

Plastic Is Killing our Oceans – the Issues, Facts, and Possible Solutions

By Guest Author on 28 June 2018

Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role in their lives. Most importantly, the ocean is vital to the food chain.

Read more

Research Check: can tea towels cause food poisoning?

By Guest Author on 15 June 2018

Aside from being up to the task of drying our dishes, we don’t usually give the humble tea towel much thought. But now it’s being blamed for causing food poisoning

Read more

Food safety: are the sniff test, the five-second rule and rare burgers safe?

By Guest Author on 16 May 2018

There are many rules in food safety lore, some that have a basis in fact, and some that are purely grounded in convenience. But it’s important to look at the evidence to see which category common rules fall under.

Read more

How to keep Listeria out of your Refrigerator

By Bridget Day on 03 March 2018

You think you may have had products in your fridge which may have been be contaminated with listeria? So now what should you do? Here are some tips.

Read more

Listeria information for parents, teachers & preschools

By Linda Jackson on 22 January 2018

With back to school in full swing and the listeriosis outbreak still continuing, there is a lot of misinformation out there that can spread panic. So here is some practical information to help parents, teachers and preschools.

Read more

Safer food for those with HIV

By Bridget Day on 01 December 2017

On World AIDS Day it's useful to revisit the Department of Health's food safety guidelines for people with compromised immune systems, such those with HIV

Read more