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PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show 2019

By: Food Focus on 17 July 2019

PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa is the only conference and trade show that hosts the entire fresh produce supply chain in Southern Africa to connect and to gain first hand insights into global trends and business opportunities.

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The Insect Experience - Bringing Bugs to the SA Restaurant Space

By: Food Focus on 10 July 2019

With the push for new and innovative protein sources, insects have become an interesting contender & South Africa’s first concept store "The Insect Experience" has just opened in Cape Town, brainchild of Gourmet Grubb, and forward-thinking food compa

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Pick n Pay trials nude fruit and vegetable wall

By: Food Focus on 03 July 2019

Pick n Pay has launched a ‘nude’ fruit and vegetable produce wall – a dedicated plastic and packaging-free zone in 13 stores across the country as part of a trial to measure customers’ readiness to switch from pre-packaged food to loose products.

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Are there Real Solutions to the Single Use Plastic Problem?

By: Food Focus on 28 June 2019

The demand for eco-friendly options has given rise to many plastic alternatives and solutions aimed at reducing the devastating effects of single use plastics, all of which have their pro’s and con’s

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KFC Commits to Eliminating Plastic Straws in all 900 Restaurants by 1 July

By: Food Focus on 26 June 2019

KFC South Africa made a mark in history by officially announcing the removal of plastic straws in ov, helping to eliminate 60 million plastic straws a year...

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The new testo 191 data logger system: Monitoring of sterilization, pasteurization and freeze-drying with unrivalled efficiency

By: Food Focus on 20 June 2019

The new testo 191 HACCP data logger system from the measuring technology specialist Testo simplifies the monitoring and documentation of temperature and pressure in sterilization, pasteurization and freeze-drying processes...

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All eyes on the newly appointed minister of small business - will she deliver?

By: Food Focus on 19 June 2019

With the shock decline in gross domestic product of 3.2% in the first quarter from a 1.4% expansion in the prior three months, can government live up to its post-election hype and deliver on its promises? This contraction, the highest in a decade, pu

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How can Coco-Cola grow value added dairy in Africa by the acquisition of Chi Ltd.?

By: Food Focus on 14 June 2019

How can Coco-Cola grow value added dairy in Africa by the acquisition of Chi Ltd.? At the beginning of this year, Global beverage company Coca-Cola Company has completed its acquisition of Chi Ltd. in Nigeria...

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New laboratory puts dairy standards under the microscope

By: Food Focus on 11 June 2019

On 22 May 2019, the dairy industry reached an important milestone with the official opening of the Dairy Standard Agency’s (DSA) independent laboratory, DSA Lab Services, in Centurion...

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FoodBev SETA accredited training now available to meet the R638 training requirement for the person in charge – Annelie Coetzee Consulting

By: Food Focus on 06 June 2019

Annelie Coetzee Consulting is proud to announce that we are now a Training and Assessment Provider for the FoodBev SETA. Sub-regulatin 10 of Regulation 638 states that the person whose name is on the Certificate of Acceptability (CoA) as the person..

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New concerns about aflatoxins in foods can be addressed with state of the art technologies

By: Food Focus on 06 June 2019

Aflatoxins in food and milk can seriously harm humans, animals, and corporate reputations. But Nestlé Group in China and the longest-serving peanut-shelling plant in the USA are both showing how laser sorting machines can eliminate the risk...

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OBC Chicken & Meat Welcomes the Competition Commission’s Retail Market Inquiry

By: Food Focus on 05 June 2019

As one of the affected specialist challenger retailers that has had a footprint in the black retail market for over three decades, OBC Chicken & Meat was one of the companies that made their submission to the Competition Commission on the power wield

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Anthrax Outbreak amongst in cattle reported in Lesotho and measures to prevent human exposure in South Africa

By: Food Focus on 30 May 2019

Anthrax outbreak amongst in cattle reported in Lesotho and measures to prevent human exposure in South Africa. Since 12th May 2019, three anthrax outbreaks have been reported in the Maseru district of Lesotho...

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Fill Your Picnic Basket with Food Safety to Avoid Getting Sick this Memorial Day

By: Food Focus on 23 May 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to remind you to prevent foodborne illness before you light up that grill and pack up the cooler. Hot and humid weather combined with outdoor activities, provide the perfect environment for harmful bacteria to

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The future of food, at Africa’s Big 7

By: Food Focus on 23 May 2019

Africa’s food industry is set to be disrupted by the 4th Industrial Revolution, forcing more agile approaches and more innovation to future-proof businesses, say experts set to speak at a key upcoming food and beverage event in Johannesburg. Speakers

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Draft GRI Waste Standard out for public comment

By: Food Focus on 21 May 2019

Amsterdam, 1 May 2019 – In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts.

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Vulcan’s new MD Preggie Govender’s vision for growth

By: Food Focus on 20 May 2019

Vulcan Catering Equipment has a new Managing Director, Preggie Govender, who assumed the role in January and has moved from Vulcan’s Durban office to its head office in Industria, Johannesburg...

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TUT produced sorghum drinks tackling nutritional challenges

By: Food Focus on 20 May 2019

Congratulations to Prof David Katerere, Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and his research team on developing two functional food products, which combine sorghum with probiotic cultures into an instant beverage.

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How Smart Technology Can Provide Restaurants with Safe Eating Environments

By: Food Focus on 16 May 2019

The food industry is notoriously tough. Getting the front of house right is just the tip of the iceberg; executing the extensive list of tasks behind the scenes is extremely complex. This can often mean employees...

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Distell appoints new head winemaker

By: Food Focus on 14 May 2019

The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. She leaves her position as Cellar-master at Nederburg at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio.

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TOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in the South African market

By: Food Focus on 10 May 2019

Following TOMRA Food’s successful participation in Propak Africa 2019, the leading exhibition for the packaging and processing exhibition, Norman Smith, TOMRA Food’s Area Sales Manager for South Africa shares the company’s plans for consolidating its

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Sara Mortimore joins Walmart as Vice President of Global Food Safety Compliance

By: Food Focus on 09 May 2019

Sara Mortimore has joined Walmart as their new Vice President, Global Food Safety Compliance, and will spearhead compliance within the group. She succeeds Frank Yiannas, who left this position to join the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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South Africa Food Safety Testing Market is Expected to grow at a 10.4 CAGR by 2025

By: Food Focus on 06 May 2019

South Africa Food Safety Testing Market is Expected to grow at a 10.4% CAGR by 2025 | Top Players are ALS Limited, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Bureau Veritas, Deltamune, DNV GL AS (DNV), Eurofins Scientific S.E.

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First three trailblazers graduate with an MSc in Food and Nutrition Security

By: Food Focus on 24 April 2019

Alison Barr, Hlanzeka Mpanza and Anja Lategan will forever go down in the annals of Stellenbosch University (SU) as trailblazers. They are the first three students to graduate with an MSc degree...

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Woolworths and Department of Trade and Industry officially launch the largest ultra-fresh food manufacturing facility in the Southern Hemisphere and create 600 new jobs

By: Food Focus on 11 April 2019

Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths South Africa, together with the Department of Trade and Industry (‘the dti’) and the Gauteng Provincial Government officially opened the doors of In2food’s new 22 700m² food production facility in the OR Tambo Special

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New FASA chair to focus on growth and empowerment

By: Food Focus on 04 April 2019

Growing and empowering the SME and franchise sector will be at the centre of Akhona Qengqe’s tenure as Chair of the Franchise Association for 2019 and 2020. As Transformation Director for KFC, she will use her experience and ...

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Billions deprived of the right to water

By: Food Focus on 22 March 2019

Access to water and sanitation is internationally recognized human right. Yet more than two billion people lack even the most basic of services. The latest United Nations World Water Development Report, Leaving No One Behind, explores the symptoms of

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Testo SA is proud to announce Hungry Lion as the first testo Saveris Restaurant client in South Africa

By: Food Focus on 18 March 2019

Hungry Lion has made the decision to invest into the digital quality management system (QMS) testo Saveris Restaurant. After an extensive pilot period the benefits of the system convinced Hungry Lion’s CEO Adrian Basson to roll out the digital QMS in

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Rooibos Booms In Japan

By: Food Focus on 12 March 2019

Rooibos is becoming a big deal in Japan – one of the largest tea-drinking nations in the world – with exports of our indigenous tea hitting record highs in 2018. More than 2 000 tons were shipped to its shores last year...

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Survey: South Africans still clueless about salt content in food

By: Food Focus on 07 March 2019

To test SA’s salt-smarts, a prevention-minded pharma company conducted an online poll among men and women across the country in the weeks leading up to World Salt Awareness Week (4 – 10 March). Here are some of the findings.

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PRESS RELEASE: SA’s meat processors give a million towards SU food safety initiative

By: Food Focus on 26 February 2019

A donation of R1 million was handed over to the vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University, Prof Wim de Villiers (front row, second from left), by executive committee members of the South African Meat Processors Association. It will further the work

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NSF International Introduces Global Animal Wellness Standards

By: Food Focus on 20 February 2019

NSF Global Animal Wellness Standards establish best practices by benchmarking against global animal welfare regulations and domestic animal welfare regulatory requirements, industry standards and codes of practices.

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Valentine's Day Special at Spier Wine Farm's Eight Restaurant

By: Food Focus on 14 February 2019

Eight restaurant at Spier Wine Farm is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special 5 course wine & food pairing. The farm-to-table inspired menu only takes ingredients freshly sourced from the farm and nearby.

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World Cancer Day 2019 | World Health Organization

By: Food Focus on 04 February 2019

Message of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on the occasion of the World Cancer Day 2019

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La Colombe Executive Chef - James Gaag

By: Food Focus on 25 January 2019

At the young age of 29, La Colombe’s Executive Chef, James Gaag, has already established a strong name for himself in the restaurant industry.

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Tiger Brands to re-open its Polokwane meat processing facility

By: Food Focus on 06 December 2018

Tiger Brands to re-open its Polokwane meat processing facility

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Tiger Brands responds to the certification of the listeriosis Class Action

By: Food Focus on 03 December 2018

Tiger Brands announced today that the certification of the Class Action brought against it on behalf of various classes of claimants, was granted by the High Court in Johannesburg.

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CGCSA Call to Action – Let’s Do Something About Food Waste and Help Fight Hunger in South Africa

By: Food Focus on 21 November 2018

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa is therefore making a bold call to South African food manufacturers, distributors and retailers to commit to a landmark voluntary agreement to prevent and reduce food waste in South Africa.

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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.

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Speaking notes for the HON. KZN MEC for health Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo | MEDIA BRIEFING

By: Food Focus on 12 November 2018

Based on information obtained from the persons who became ill, and having considered the symptoms, incubation period, and type of meals consumed, it is most likely that this was due to salmonella, which may have been present in the raw eggs used to m

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Tiger Brands collaborates with Stellenbosch University to establish South Africa’s first Centre for Food Safety

By: Food Focus on 06 November 2018

Tiger Brands in conjunction with Stellenbosch University, will today launch the Centre for Food Safety. The Centre is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium founded by Stellenbosch University and the food industry – with Tiger Bra

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Statement of the Minister on the Launching of Producer/Farmer Register

By: Food Focus on 06 November 2018

It is with great pleasure that today I am announcing a project by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) assisted by Statistics South Africa as a service provider with expertise, on the establishment of the Producer/Farmer Regis

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Tiger Brands collaborates with Stellenbosch University to establish South Africa’s first Centre for Food Safety | PRESS RELEASE

By: Food Focus on 06 November 2018

Tiger Brands collaborates with Stellenbosch University to establish South Africa’s first Centre for Food Safety.The Centre is a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium founded by Stellenbosch University and the food industry...

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R3 Billion Commitment by McDonald’s South Africa

By: Food Focus on 05 November 2018

McDonald's South Africa announced their commitment to spend R3 Billion over the next 5 years in the country as part of their investment commitment.

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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 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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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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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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Dr Lucia Anelich appointed as President-Elect of IUFoST

By: Food Focus on 20 August 2018

In a first for South Africa, Dr Lucia Anelich (Pr.Sci.Nat.) has been elected as President-Elect of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), to become President in 2020.

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dmg events launches key food innovation conference to the market

By: Food Focus on 17 August 2018

dmg events is proud to introduce the most exciting b2b conference to the food and beverage market. From 27 – 28 September 2018, FoodNext.Africa will bring together startups, food innovators...

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Previously unemployed women thrive as scarce skill butchers

By: Food Focus on 13 August 2018

Previously unemployed women thrive as scarce skill butchers

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Woolworths Product Recall - Frozen Savoury Rice Mix

By: Food Focus on 10 July 2018

Following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency, and purely as a precautionary measure, we are recalling our Woolworths Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product (6009173621740).

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Greenyard takes recall initiative for frozen vegetables from Hungary

By: Food Focus on 09 July 2018

In line with a decision passed by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency dated 29 June 2018, Greenyard recalls frozen vegetables from its Hungary based plant, produced between 13 August 2016 and 20 June 2018.

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PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show

By: Food Focus on 06 July 2018

The Fresh Connections Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show will be hosted by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) on 15-16 August 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

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Food24 is getting a new home

By: Food Focus on 03 July 2018

Food24, one of South Africa’s biggest online food platforms, will migrate to New Media on 1 October 2018 to become part of the agency’s growing food focus.

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International food safety standard revised to meet the evolving challenges of the food chain

By: Food Focus on 02 July 2018

BSI, the business standards company, has published the revised international standard for food safety management. ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management systems – requirements for any organization in the food chain provides a framework based on best p

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New laboratory opened in Estcourt to ensure food safety

By: Food Focus on 06 June 2018

“Food safety is non-negotiable.” These were the words of Professor Pieter Gouws, Head of Microbiology at the Stellenbosch University when he opened the new microbiology laboratory at Eskort Limited last Wednesday.

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GOVERNMENT UPDATE ON LISTERIA OUTBREAK: JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT

By: Food Focus on 18 May 2018

The Government, led by the DoH, DAFF, the dti, the NCC) and the NRCS has been working tirelessly to control and end the listeria outbreak. Here is an update regarding the progress and achievements towards controlling and ending the Listeria outbreak,

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Why Africa’s Big 7 is so much more than the continent’s premier food & beverage exhibition

By: Food Focus on 10 May 2018

A new three-day conference, two exciting competitions and a host of free entertainment make this food and beverage show the highlight of the F&B year in South Africa

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Listeria Class Action Team Commends Tiger Brands Transparency

By: Food Focus on 27 April 2018

The offices of Richard Spoor Inc., Attorneys, LHL Attorneys Incorporated and Marler Clark commend Tiger Brands on its transparency in releasing Listeria testing information to shareholders.

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TraQtion™ Now Available in South Africa to Restore Consumers’ Faith in Food

By: Food Focus on 11 April 2018

TraQtion, powered by global food safety leader NSF International, is a cloud-based food safety compliance software for the food and beverage industries

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WHO | Listeriosis – South Africa

By: Food Focus on 29 March 2018

Globally, this is the largest outbreak of listeriosis that has been detected. Due to the potentially long incubation period of listeriosis further cases are expected before the impact of the food recall is observed. Following the identification of th

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The role of DAFF in the listeriosis outbreak

By: Food Focus on 27 March 2018

The role of DAFF in the listeriosis outbreak

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Media Release: Site visit at enterprise foods in Polokwane

By: Food Focus on 26 March 2018

As the authority responsible for export facilitation of processed meats, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’s visit to the Enterprise factory in Polokwane was in line with the department’s mandate of ensuring safe trade.

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Listeria Class Action

By: Food Focus on 15 March 2018

A top Johannesburg based law firm, LHL Attorneys, today launched a proposed class action against Tiger Brands Limited, Enterprise Foods (Pty) Ltd, and RCL Foods Limited, seeking up to half a billion rand in damages for injury and losses associated wi

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Marler Clark: Managing Partner Bill Marler travels to South Africa to address Food Focus Listeria Conference

By: Food Focus on 06 March 2018

William “Bill” Marler, food safety advocate and expert in foodborne illness litigation, will speak at the Food Focus Listeria Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, March 8.

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Industry Guideline : Control of Listeria Monocytogenes for the South African Dairy Industry

By: Food Focus on 28 February 2018

This document has been prepared to assist roleplayers in the South African dairy industry to proactively implement measures based on a pathogen control equation programme that is considered essential in the process of Listeria safe dairy production.

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Montego Pet Nutrition maintains FSSC 22000 certification

By: Food Focus on 23 February 2018

Local premium pet food manufacturer, Montego Pet Nutrition, has maintained its FSSC 22000 certification, demonstrating the company’s commitment to food safety and delivering high-quality, world-class products to its local and international customers.

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Vital Health Foods issues precautionary product recall on Mini Corn Cakes and Mini Rice Cakes

By: Food Focus on 09 February 2018

Vital Health Foods has issued an immediate recall of its Mini Corn Cakes and Mini Rice Cakes as a precautionary measure following an investigation into two consumer complaints regarding metal fragments found within the products.

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CRC Industries acquires Q20 South Africa

By: Food Focus on 12 December 2017

CRC Industries Europe BVBA, a subsidiary of CRC Industries Inc, announces the acquisition of Q20 the South-African market leading multipurpose lubricant brand, a subsidiary of the Triton Gloria Investment Proprietary LTD.

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Increase in Cases of Listeria Meningitis in SA

By: Food Focus on 27 November 2017

The NICD, NHLS, private and public sector laboratories have noted an increase in cases of meningitis due to Listeria monocytogenes across South Africa over the last few months with over 365 cases documented this year to date.

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Progress Excellence achieves CQI and IRCA certification for FSMS Lead Auditor Course

By: Food Focus on 09 November 2017

Cape Town | Progress Excellence, a leading provider of food safety training in South Africa based in Ceres in the Western Cape, is pleased to announce that their Food Safety Management ISO22000:2005 Lead Auditor course, based on FSSC22000 achieved CQ

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Mérieux NutriSciences opens a new Microbiology Laboratory in George

By: Food Focus on 01 November 2017

Mérieux NutriSciences expands its offering in South Africa with the inauguration of new Microbiology Laboratory in George, Western Cape.

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A look at food security in general

By: Food Focus on 27 October 2017

The biggest challenge facing South Africa is to provide in the food needs of all its citizens on a daily basis. A large percentage of people are unemployed and living on or below the breadline.

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Department of agriculture to help farmers stop the spread of bird flu

By: Food Focus on 25 October 2017

Johannesburg – A total of 92 locations have tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), also known as bird flu, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed.

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Media Statement | Outcomes of Minister Zokwana's meeting with the Poultry Industry

By: Food Focus on 22 August 2017

Minister Zokwana met with CEO’s and senior managers in the poultry industry in a closed meeting to find solutions and discuss mitigation strategies to the current Avian Influenza outbreak.

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Media Alert | Minister Zokwana to meet with Poultry Industry to Discuss the Avian Influenza Outbreaks

By: Food Focus on 18 August 2017

Minister Zokwana will on Monday afternoon 21 August 2017 meet with CEO’s from the poultry industry in a closed meeting to find solutions and discuss mitigation strategies for the current Avian Influenza outbreak that the country is facing.

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Update Report - HPAI H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa (DAFF)

By: Food Focus on 14 August 2017

On the 7th August 2017 another case of HPAI H5N8 was detected in a commercial layer farm in Mpumalanga Province in the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality. Control measures were applied and all birds culled.The first cases of HPAI H5N8 in Ostriches were

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Suspension of the Director General, Mike Mlengana (DAFF)

By: Food Focus on 12 July 2017

Media Statement from DAFF: The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana has placed his Director General, Mr Mike Mlengana on suspension with immediate effect pending internal investigations.

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Update on Avian Influenza H5N8 Outbreak in South Africa (DAFF)

By: Food Focus on 11 July 2017

The latest update on the avian influenza outbreak in South Africa: The HPAI H5N8 virus was confirmed in two further locations in South Africa, bringing the total of affected properties to four. The new locations involved commercial layer chickens on

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Steps to control bird flu

By: Food Focus on 30 June 2017

The government has introduced a raft of conditions on the trading of live chickens in an effort to contain the spread of avian influenza after an outbreak on two farms in Mpumalanga, where eggs were destroyed & about 260,000 chickens culled last week

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Live hen sales banned after avian flu detected at Mpumalanga farm

By: Food Focus on 26 June 2017

The sale of live hens has been banned in South Africa after avian flu was confirmed at a farm in Mpumalanga, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Saturday. 'We have placed a general ban on the sale of live hens across t

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Update on Avian Influenza confirmed in Mpumalanga (DAFF)

By: Food Focus on 26 June 2017

The affected farm has been quarantined and culling of the affected animals has been completed. The department is conducting forward and backward tracing to trace movement of all poultry in and out of the farm in order to establish the source of the I

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Avian influenza confirmed in Mpumalanga (DAFF)

By: Food Focus on 23 June 2017

Cases of avian influenza on a farm in Mpumalanga have been confirmed‚ the Department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) said on Thursday evening. This follows an outbreak of bird flu – as it is more commonly known - in Zimbabwe earlier thi

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Janusz Luterek voted one of the worlds Top 1000 Patent Attorneys

By: Bridget Day on 19 June 2017

Janusz Luterek, Pr.Eng of Hahn & Hahn IP and Technology Lawyers has been voted one of the worlds Top 1000 Patent Attorneys by the prestigious Intellectual Asset Management publication.

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Be prepared against WannaCry Ransomware

By: Bridget Day on 17 May 2017

May 2017 has seen the world's biggest cyberattack, affecting at least 150 countries and infecting over 300,000 machines in all types of industries. The food industry needs to be on alert too.

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GreenHome Builds a Community Centre from Hemp for Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen

By: Bridget Day on 28 April 2017

We encourage and support the use of sustainable raw materials wherever possible; whether it’s for making compostable food packaging or building homes. GreenHome is proud to have been the driving force behind the first township hemp building.”

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Interview with Radio 786

By: Bridget Day on 27 March 2017

For those of you who missed it, please find the transcript of our interview on Radio 786 on health & safety standards and legislation in the food industry, and consumer risk from pathogens such as #listeria and #salmonella in food facilities

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GFSI Kicks Off 16th Global Conference, Announces Its “G30” of Food Safety and More

By: Bridget Day on 01 March 2017

Houston, 28 February - The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today held a press conference to launch the 16th Global Food Safety Conference, announce the release of a new edition of GFSI’s flagship Benchmarking Requirements and to share groundbrea

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FSSC 22000 launches Global Markets Program

By: Bridget Day on 16 February 2017

Breaking news: 16/2/2017 FSSC 22000 introduces the FSSC Global Markets Program, a new global program for small and medium sized food manufacturing organizations, focussed on assessing food safety systems at foundation or intermediate performance le

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LR acquires Acoura

By: Bridget Day on 20 December 2016

Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global engineering, technical and business services organisation, has acquired Acoura, the UK’s leading compliance and safety specialists for the food and drink industry, to strengthen the market-leading position of LRQA’s

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Chilled Food Association Newsletter

By: Bridget Day on 13 November 2016

In the latest issue we share news of our activities in lobbying for food safety and supply chain standards awareness, welcome a new member company, celebrate Chilled Education reaching thousands of teachers and students with new teacing resources, an

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ENTECOM enters into joint venture with TEMPO offering paperless Food Safety Management systems

By: Bridget Day on 10 November 2016

Press Release | ENTECOM enters into joint venture with TEMPO offering paperless Food Safety Management systems | Port Elizabeth, 2 November 2016

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