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Scientists research turning plastics into protein powder

02 August 2021

Food shortages are worsening around the world. And the plastic pollution crisis continues to intensify. What if there was one solution to both of these problems?

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Compostable packs ‘may allow longer shelf-life’ of vegetables than plastic, studies find

29 July 2021

Compostable packaging could be as effective as conventional plastic and may even outperform it for shelf-life of fresh produce, according to two peer-reviewed studies commissioned by TIPA.

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Food security’s fragile framework

26 July 2021

The violence and looting that paralysed parts of South Africa recently showed the vulnerability of our food supply chain and reminded us that we cannot take food security for granted.

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20 million KOO and Hugo's canned products to be recalled

26 July 2021

Tiger Brands, South Africa's biggest food manufacturer, announced on Monday that it is immediately recalling about 20 million KOO and Hugo's canned vegetable products over safety concerns due to potentially defective cans.

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France to ban the crushing and gassing of male chicks from 2022

21 July 2021

The French Agriculture Minister, Julien Denormandie, has announced that the killing of male chicks by methods of crushing or gassing will be banned from the start of 2022.

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The Shoprite Group gives assurance on stock levels

16 July 2021

As the authorities are restoring stability in pockets of KZN and Gauteng the Shoprite Group is working around the clock to repair and restock looted and damaged stores.

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Pick n Pay adds capacity as online demand soars amid Covid-19

09 July 2021

Retailer Pick 'n Pay said in Gauteng, where the third wave was resulting in more people distancing and isolating, Pick n Pay has increased delivery slots by 65 percent on the platform.

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Timely intervention

18 June 2021

Bethan Grylls interviews Christina Bauer-Plank, Global Brand Vice President at Hellmann’s, to find out how behaviour and technology can play a major role in the food waste battle.

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Overcoming Challenges in Plant-Based Production

17 June 2021

Interest in plant-based foods continues to grow, and companies have quickly rolled out new products to meet consumer demands, but there’s still a long road ahead.

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Behaviour and technology play a major role in the food waste battle

17 June 2021

Bethan Grylls interviews Christina Bauer-Plank, Global Brand Vice President at Hellmann’s, to find out how behaviour and technology can play a major role in the food waste battle.

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Pick n Pay and Fortress co-invest in a super distribution centre development

17 June 2021

Fortress Reit adds one of the largest FMCG distribution centres in Africa to its portfolio.

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FDA shut down Shoprite's meat section at Accra Mall

17 June 2021

The FDA closed down the frozen section of the supermarket on Tuesday, June 15 2021, following reports that they were selling thawed imported frozen chicken as fresh local chicken to their customers.

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Rooibos declared protected by EU

14 June 2021

The European Commission has approved the registration of the designation ‘Rooibos’/’Red Bush’ in its Register of Protected Designations of Origin and Protected Geographical Indications.

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Joint FAO/WHO Expert meeting on the microbiological safety and quality of water used in the production of fishery and dairy products

14 June 2021

CCFH noted the importance of water quality in food production and processing and requested FAO and WHO provide guidance for those scenarios where the use of “clean water” was indicated in Codex texts.

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IFC highlights challenges for domestic food safety in Africa

05 June 2021

The 9th International Finance Corporation (IFC) International Food Safety Forum covered domestic and trade issues, as well as food safety culture over two days in May.

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FDA reveals results of sample testing program on romaine lettuce

05 June 2021

The FDA reported it did not find any troublesome E. coli or Salmonella strains in samples of romaine collected for a special investigation program, but issues caution.

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Sugarcane growers hoping to produce aviation fuel in future

05 June 2021

Sugarcane growers could get a new lease on life after a study found it was feasible to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using ethanol derived from sugar cane.

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The Vegan Society teams up with Food Forensics to strengthen vegan trademark

05 June 2021

The Vegan Society has sought to strengthen its vegan accreditation through a new partnership with food and drink testing and traceability laboratory Food Forensics.

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Call for new indoor ventilation standards to fight COVID-19 spread

23 May 2021

Queensland University of Technology air-quality expert Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska is leading an international call for a ‘paradigm shift’ in combating airborne pathogens such as COVID-19.

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Irrigation Water Possible Cause of 2020 Salmonella Outbreak in Red Onions

20 May 2021

The Food and Drug Administration is to investigate an outbreak that was linked through epidemiology and traceback to whole red onions.

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