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Sustainable and wise use of groundwater is important

29 January 2021

Nearly two-thirds of South Africa depends solely or partially on groundwater for domestic needs, and in a water-stressed country, this source is becoming increasingly important. But we need to use it wisely.

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Global food fraud rising as result of pandemic, report finds

29 January 2021

The categories worst hit by food fraud were spirits, wine, and honey.

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South Africa's wine industry heads to court to fight alcohol ban

29 January 2021

South Africa's wine industry said on Wednesday it had asked a court to allow the main wine-growing region to exempt itself from a ban on the sale of alcohol that was reinstated last month to ease pressure on hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FDA tests show cattle lot implicated in leafy greens E. coli outbreak

29 January 2021

Cattle feces from a lot uphill from produce growing fields were contaminated with E. coli that matches the strain from outbreaks in the falls of 2019 and 2020 that were linked to leafy greens.

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Listeria - the latest lessons learned

29 January 2021

Given our experiences with Listeria monocytogenes in 2017/2018, we should remain vigilant about Lm outbreaks and make sure we review our food safety management systems when these happen, even if it is in other parts of the world.

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Cheap meat makes future pandemics likely say scientists in South Africa

05 February 2021

Scientists in South Africa warn that unless we change our relationship with meat, more pandemics look increasingly likely in the future.

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Experts to kick-off discussion on international food safety strategy

05 February 2021

Experts will discuss updates to the WHO’s strategy for food safety later this month.

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Contaminated sesame seed recalls continue in Europe

08 February 2021

A European alert food system is nearing 500 reports because of the unauthorized substance ethylene oxide in products with sesame seeds.

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Survey shows larger microgreens growers exercise more food safety practices

09 February 2021

Microgreens growing operations are an emerging industry and the topic of research that surveyed growers in the United States.

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SA ranked worst carbon performer in G20

09 February 2021

SOUTH Africa remains one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, and has been ranked the worst G20 performer in terms of carbon intensity, followed by China, in the latest Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) study released this week.

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Enforced wage hike for farmworkers: concern it may lead to job losses, food price increases

12 February 2021

Enforced wage hike for farmworkers: concern it may lead to job losses, food price increases

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Food Safety for Expectant Mothers to Prevent Listeria

12 February 2021

What expectant mothers need to know about preventing Listeria

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Impact of Covid-19 on food fraud incidence

12 February 2021

Members of the Government Chemist team collaborated in the publication of an article on the impact of Covid-19 in the numbers of food fraud incidents

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa’s food systems

17 February 2021

COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market. This has made suppliers, SMEs in particular, more vulnerable to the exertion of buyer power by leading supermarkets.

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Unsanitary Conditions of Soft Cheese Making Linked to Listeria Outbreaks

19 February 2021

The number of listeriosis outbreaks associated with cheese produced under unsanitary conditions has increased since 2006.

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GARETH ACKERMAN: Deaf to business, government is crippling retail trade, especially in liquor

19 February 2021

Limits imposed on weekend sales are causing job losses, a drop in GDP and increasing the social burden.

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Steps to ensure Covid-19 compliance in the workplace

22 February 2021

"We have seen the introduction of fines or imprisonment for not wearing a mask in public"

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Nestlé Nominates Lindiwe Majele Sibanda To Its Board of Directors

23 February 2021

Nestlé has nominated professor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda for election to its board of directors, scheduled at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15 April 2021.

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EU countries battling lack of resources for food controls

25 February 2021

Many European countries are struggling to perform all their planned checks on businesses because of resource issues

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Fake wine cost UK Supermarket its licence

25 February 2021

A supermarket in the UK has lost its liquor licence due to the sale of counterfeit wine.

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