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There is sometimes confusion creation where a SABS test report is confused with a ‘SABS Approved’ product. This release explains the difference between the two.
Seafarm B.V. a recirculation turbot farm located in Zeeland, the Netherlands, is the first aquaculture facility in the world to achieve certification against the new ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) Flatfish Standard.
Cyber perils are the biggest concern for companies globally, South Africa, Africa and Middle East and Nigeria in 2022, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer.
A potential link between microplastics and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been flagged up by a new scientific study, reports Bluewater, a world leader in sustainable water and bottle solutions for homes, businesses and public dispensing.
NEOGEN to Combine 3M’s Food Safety Business with its existing operations, Creating a Global Industry Leader
SPAR’s partnership with WWF SASSI gives shoppers the peace of mind that they are enjoying sustainably sourced seafood
Flint Group Packaging, a leading provider of print consumables and equipment for the global packaging industry, has commented on the unprecedented supply chain volatility being experienced in its India, Middle East and Africa businesses.
As EFSA no longer considers the white pigment titanium dioxide (E 171) to be safe, it won’t be allowed to be used in foods from 2022 onwards, according to EU regulations.
During the EHEDG Online Congress 2021, the winners of the Hygienic Study Award 2021 were honoured.
A critical step in the awarding of the Fishing Rights Allocation Process 2021/2022 has concluded, with the deadline for submitting applications coming to an end 10 December 2021.
According to Proudly South African Chief Executive Officer Eustace Mashimbye, the best gift you can give this festive season is to stock up your kitchen cupboards with home-grown and produced food and drink to boost our ailing economy and make a mean
Against the backdrop of the country’s growing food crisis, Potatoes South Africa has stepped up to the plate to donate over 2,000 kilograms of potatoes to feed the hungry this festive season – and is challenging other South Africans to “pass the pota
The results of the 2021 Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge show just how much more diverse the skilled sector of the hospitality industry is becoming, opening the way for far greater inclusion, according to Distell’s HR and Corporate Affairs Director, And
At MANE, we are proud to have had the opportunity to accompany our African partners in their developments for more than 70 years. Our Group is very grateful for these relationships and our teams are constantly elevating our service to the continent.
Diversey launched its IntelliCIP (Clean-in-Place) cloud-based data analytics platform globally.
OneFarm Share is a platform facilitated through a partnership between HelloChoice and Standard Bank, and at its core acts as a digital match-maker for food requests from registered charitable organisations and available fresh produce. This is making
The Animal Feed Manufacturers Association annually hosts the Intervarsity Writer's Cup competition to encourage universities, student promoters, and students to communicate relevant research information in the AFMA Matrix quarterly magazine.
SGS, a long-standing approved Certification Body and trusted partner, has worked with the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS) to develop a new Gluten-Free Addendum Audit Program that can be delivered alongside any GFSI Benchmarked Food
Overfishing, climate change and pollution pose challenges to the long-term sustainability of our marine ecosystems. These require our attention and the implementation of immediate solutions.
The world's biggest environmental award is all about food.
GFSI, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH, are pleased to announce that GLOBALG.A.P. has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1.
Food safety analytical scientists from across Africa have pointed to significant gaps in physical and human capacity throughout the continent, in a new survey released at the AOAC International Sub-Saharan Africa Section's annual meeting in Johannesb
Stratix Labs has unveiled Instant Inoculator™ QC microorganisms, a novel ready-to-use product that delivers reference microorganisms to solid media with a simple one-step method.
Following the news that 105 countries have signed a commitment to reduce methane emissions by 30% over this decade, George Henry, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the global initiative.
SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, was granted accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to provide third-party certification of NSF/ANSI standards for foodservice and commercial appliance
Mérieux NutriSciences, a prominent service provider to the food sector across the world, has adopted a new logo and brand identity
On the occasion of the 42nd World Food Day, the Crop Trust and the International Potato Center (CIP) are announcing the release of a new disease-resistant potato called CIP-Matilde.
Handwashing has come under the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic. 94% of consumers surveyed by Kimberly-Clark Professional™ say they are washing or sanitising their hands more than they did before the pandemic.
This year marks the second time World Food Day is being held during the Covid-19 pandemic. While many countries mitigate the virus with vaccines, another global crisis looms: food insecurity.
In 2020 The Foundation for Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) launched its Development Program, providing an assessment model that's aligned with the Codex General Principles of Food Hygiene.
The Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) introduced a new Affiliate Membership category at the 74th Annual General Meeting held on 3 September 2021.
As food rescue organisation Chefs with Compassion (CWC) celebrates its 2 million meal milestone since launching in May 2020, software company, SYSPRO, has announced a partnership aimed at reducing unnecessary food waste and alleviating hunger.
In the second pandemic year with new variants rising and straining the country, the health of South Africans remains a top-of-mind concern. The country has high levels of diet and lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertensio
Small enterprises are at the heart of South Africa’s economy, but Covid-19 has hit them hard. One determined small-business owner shares what it takes to make it in a tough economic climate.
September is Heart Awareness Month and one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is to eat fish 2 to 3 times a week.
We are very excited to announce that Life Green Group has purchased a majority share of Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
South Africans should care about our long coastline and oceans, not just because we’re fortunate to have this nature on our doorstep, but also because demand for seafood continues to rise and still plays an important role in food security.
GFSI is opening a new stakeholder consultation for GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance standards version 5.4-GFS for Fruits & Vegetable, and Aquaculture.
GFSI is very pleased to announce the opening of another stakeholder consultation, one of the final stages in the benchmarking process against the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1.
The Global Food Safety Initiative, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, is pleased to announce that 6 industry experts have been added to its Steering Committee.
The Thermo Scientific TSQ Plus triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS) portfolio increases workflow throughput through superior data acquisition and polarity switching speeds. The improved low-mass production transmission efficiency enhances sensiti
The Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) announced the directors elected to the AFMA Board at the 74th Annual General Meeting on 3 September 2021.
In honour of field epidemiologists across the globe, the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network has declared 7 September 2021 #WorldFieldEpidemiologyDay.
African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) should not be a prosperous place for counterfeit and questionable quality products.
This research will equip South African wine producers to make more informed decisions amidst these uncertain and challenging times.
A press release has been issued reacting to the publication of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, warning governments about the risk of overlooking AD and biogas as immediate solutions to reduce methane and other greenhouse gas emissions within the de
Fisher Scientific have collaborated to launch an automated high-performance liquid chromatography and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography method development system that enables chromatographers to deliver robust and validated methods in less
The tension between food safety in packaging on the one hand, and environmental protection on the other, is a longstanding dilemma that has been brought into sharper focus by Covid-19.
Celebrating World Youth Day, youth leaders across the world are delighted that UNITLIFE will join the Act4Food Act4Change campaign to raise awareness among the young populations about the need for youth to play a major role in food systems transforma
As the international community, health experts and governments take stock of the impact of the WHO-led Hand Hygiene for All initiative, the private sector has come to the fore by ramping up its support to Covid-19 efforts in developing countries.
Among the many industry sectors in South Africa, whether agriculture, mining or manufacturing, franchising is the only one that covers a whole spectrum of business sectors and contributes almost 14% to the country’s GDP but sadly, as an industry sect
Tiger Brands is recalling certain KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 due to an extremely small number of defective cans supplied by a packaging supplier.
The lack of food security is a major issue for South Africa. Every day, millions of people go to bed hungry while millions of tons of food go to waste each year. Tiger Brands has partnered with SA Harvest in an effort to reduce food waste and improve
The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) felt that the time was right to call on its members, stakeholders and the public to join them in a key conference on 25 & 26 August 2021.
Chief executives at leading grocery retailers and consumer goods companies see supply chain visibility and personalisation as key drivers of growth, according to a new joint research paper by PwC and The Consumer Goods Forum.
Norway-headquartered global sustainable technology company TOMRA Systems ASA has said current president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, will be replaced by Tove Andersen by November 1 this year at the latest.
Kerry Group plc, the global taste & nutrition company, announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Niacet Corp
Tetra Pak has announced the establishment of a collaborative partnership with food research, application, and ingredient company Synercore Food Holdings.
Cybercrime taps into the vulnerability of business systems and can pose a real threat to a robust supply chain. A sophisticated ransomware attack recently targeted the world’s largest meat processor.
The Standards Division of the SABS maintains and develops several national standards aimed at ensuring the protection of life and property from fire and fire-related damage.
Global Sustainability Report Sets McCain on Path to a Greener Future.
Messe Muenchen South Africa, organisers of food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, have announced that the premier trade fair for the processing, filling, packaging and logistics for Africa’s food and beverage industry has been canceled.
Ecolab launches digital solution for food and beverage production that optimises water usage and reduces operating costs.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced that the Thermo Scientific SureTect Salmonella Species PCR Assay has been granted AOAC Official Method Analysis (OMA) status.
This World Ocean Day the Marine Stewardship Council is encouraging seafood shoppers to make the sustainable choice by looking out for its little blue ecolabel on products.
The manufacturing industry is expected to face a labour shortage. A report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute reveals that the manufacturing skills gap is now anticipated to leave 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030.
While the Rooibos industry has always had environmental preservation at heart, an increased global demand for the tea has compelled the industry to more proactively review its impact across its value chain.
The changing needs of consumers in the Middle East and Africa mean that spreadable cheese is now a key opportunity for food producers in the cheese category.
The Marine Stewardship Council’s ‘Fish for Good’ is driving progress in sustainable fishing, with five South African fisheries working to improve their fishing operations.
A Greener World has added Certified Organic to its portfolio of respected food labels, offering another competitively priced, rigorous certification option.
South Africa’s fast-growing safety and testing powerhouse Safety SA has relaunched its Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental training division under the brand SafetyCloud to position the division for future growth and innovation.
The board and members of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) extend their deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Pierre van Tonder on his passing.
The most dangerous challenges manufacturers and distributors are facing are the uncontrollable forces driving fundamental changes in the industry.
SGS is excited to announce the launch of Realize, a new program that will help companies achieve a ”Winning Food Safety Culture”.
Announcement of South African Plastics Recycling Survey May 2021.
South Africa’s fast-growing Safety Training, and Testing, Inspection & Certification powerhouse, Safety SA, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Pieter Erasmus, effective 1 May 2021.
South China’s Food & Beverage industry is getting much-needed cheer with the successful holding of ANUFOOD China on April 21-23, the leading food & beverage industry exhibition in South China.
As we mark Earth Day, questions will be asked on what progress we are achieving to stop, prevent and reverse the degradation of our planet.
TOMRA Food has published an eBook to help pet food processors and ingredients suppliers counteract the threats posed by aflatoxin, foreign materials, and cross-contamination.
SYSPRO, an industry-built ERP software solution designed to make things possible in key manufacturing and distribution industries, has unveiled its re-energized brand, visual identity, and positioning to the market.
The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association have reached an Agreement to create a new global trade association combining their resources and expertise.
The leading global hygiene and cleaning company is marking World Water Day by reaffirming its commitment to a total approach to water management.
The SA hake trawl fishery’s MSC status places it amongst the best-managed fisheries in the world.
Amended on 18 March 2021 by CFS PhageGuard – a pioneering bacteriophage solution at the forefront of reducing pathogens on food during processing in South Africa
Vodacom Business has developed various digital solutions to help businesses achieve a truly connected supply chain network to help improve efficiencies and withstand disruption and unpredicted hurdles in the future.
For billions of years, phages have evolved together with bacteria. Food processors can now use them to eliminate harmful bacteria like Salmonella and Listeria without altering the taste, colour, texture or aroma of meats, cheeses or vegetables.
Tesco expects to collect and recycle 1000 tonnes a year, the equivalent of 150 million loaf bags.
Online marketplaces have increased over the last couple of years, creating new markets where none existed.
Registrations for the second annual Food Safety Summit South Africa launched this week and an invitation is extended to all food safety professionals to join this auspicious virtual event.
SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, has been recognized as a leading ERP vendor.
South Africa is ahead of the curve for paper recycling however, only a small percentage of that includes food and beverage cartons.
“Feed the Nation Foundation will provide 100 food hampers a week, which will be packed by Pick n Pay and Boxer stores and distributed directly to patients’ homes by FoodForward SA.
Salmonella is a global threat to the public, business, and health.
Boschrivier Farm uses sustainable agriculture methods to earn Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW certification for its pasture-raised pigs and laying hens
Food Lover's Market has launched its Seeds Of Change Supplier Development Partnership to create opportunities for social enterprises to join the fresh produce retailer's network as a supplier.
Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida spent some time visiting SA’s fastest-growing food rescue organisation, SA Harvest. Her whirlwind tour took her to the Philippi farmlands to a farm that regularly donates surplus produce to SA Harvest, to Nyanga t
Hygiene giant Diversey has signed a global partnership agreement with Solenis, a global provider of process and water solutions. With immediate effect, Diversey will become Solenis’ new distribution partner for its complete portfolio of water and pro
VIRTO GROUP, the largest frozen vegetable company in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, has again put its trust in TOMRA. The company has updated its main plant in Azagra (Navarra) with eleven Nimbus BSI+ sorters. This frozen vegetable mi
Large food chains and vegetable exchanges in Bulgaria sell German and French potatoes as Bulgarian production and thus mislead their customers...
Following the recent announcement of its newest label, Certified Regenerative by A Greener World (AGW), the nonprofit farm certifier has selected over 50 farms to join the programme’s pilot phase.
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