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Topic - Food Safety
Oct 16, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Thursday took a hardline stance against the European Union’s (EU’s) threat of a ban on South African citrus fruit by tabling the issue with the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The EU had been threatening to refuse entry to...
Oct 02, 2014
New food production and processing practices, coupled with emerging food borne pathogens and changing eating habits and demographics have all contributed to an increased awareness of food borne illness. In order to be able to effectively address safety concerns, the...
Oct 04, 2013
DARCI VETTERUS exporters are particularly surprised at the relative ease of doing business in South Africa and by the sophistication of the market
There was expansive growth in Africa and coupled with an increasing middle class, the US hoped to sustain a long-term food export and agricultural relationship with the continent for economic success, stated US Department of Agriculture deputy under-secretary Darci...
Oct 25, 2012
Nampak, Africa’s largest packaging company, was a proud sponsor of the Food Science category at this year’s Student Gold Pack Awards, which were presented at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg on Thursday, 18 October 2012
May 25, 2012
New research from Tetra Pak, the global food processing and packaging company, has identified 2.7-billion low-income consumers in developing countries as the dairy industry’s next big growth opportunity owing to an expected rise in prosperity, purchasing power and...
May 07, 2012
New research from Tetra Pak, the global food processing and packaging company, has identified 2,7 billion low-income consumers in developing countries as the dairy industry’s next big growth opportunity due to an expected rise in prosperity, purchasing power and...
Mar 09, 2012
Gas products and technology manufacturer and supplier Air Products says it has made important strides in food safety technology in the last 4 to 5 years, particularly in the area of modified atmosphere packaging (Map), where its Freshline offering brings a complete...
Oct 31, 2011
Tetra Pak has launched the intelligent cleaning-in-place TetraAlcip system that features a new automation platform, improves accuracy, reduces the risk of human error, and helps food and beverage producers achieve high levels of food safety at lower environmental...
Feb 25, 2011
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Feb 26, 2010
Hard, dedicated work, quality consciousness and the employment of well-trained and qualified food scientists and technologists are the ingredients needed to ensure that the South African food industry can withstand the fierce competition from other countries. A...
Feb 27, 2009
A number of prominent issues in the food industry will be highlighted at the Food and Beverage conference, which is to take place as part of Africa’s Big Seven (AB7) from July 19 to July 21, 2009, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
Mar 28, 2008
A state-of –the-art Coca-Cola laboratory African technical centre that will offer analytical, testing and technical support to the African region was opened in Midrand, earlier this month.
Jan 25, 2008
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has opened an operational office in South Africa, which will also serve the subequatorial Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.
Mar 02, 2007
The hygienic standard of the equipment used in many South African food processing factories is below standard says food process consulting engineer, Andrew Murray.??
Mar 03, 2006
Recent food-safety scares have caused great concern to many South Africans, prompting some food products to be re-evaluated. The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) believes that food safety in this country is imperative. With the introduction of the...
Mar 03, 2006
A new R8,5-million facility, which is to boast specialised infrastructure and equipment for the processing of fresh produce, will add significant value to the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market (JFPM).
Mar 04, 2005
South Africa has one of the best food-and-beverage industries in the world, food scientist Dr Aubrey Parsons tells Engineering News.
Mar 05, 2004
What started as a food-safety management system for the US space programme in the 1960s has become a mandatory practice for many sectors of the food industry internationally.?
Aug 11, 2003
African scientists sent on a fact-finding mission to the US and Europe found that genetically modified organisms posed no immediate risk to humans and animals, a regional body said on Friday.
Mar 07, 2003
World Health Organisation figures reflect that about 100-milion people die of food poisoning every year.
Feb 14, 2003
The cost of implementing good hygiene practices and quality systems – including correct lubrication – is small compared with the value of food and beverage brands and the risk of damage in the event of a food safety disaster.
Nov 22, 2002
THE imperatives of globalisation and access to foreign markets mean that South African farmers are being forced to comply with international standards, the most important being EurepGAP.
Oct 02, 2002
The World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are establishing a new fund, called the Standards and Trade Development Facility, as part of their efforts to link aid to trade opportunities in the fight against poverty.
Jun 27, 2002
A three-day public-private sector agricultural trade forum for representatives from eleven SADC member countries being held in Johannesburg will be drawing to a close today.
Mar 08, 2002
Incorporating more than 1 400 members, the South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) serves as an active participant in the local food and beverage sector.
Dec 07, 2001
The International Atomic Energy Agency and some African states are trying to develop the sterile insect technique (SIT) to control or eradicate malaria transmitting mosquitoes, which are responsible for two-million deaths a year.
May 26, 2000
Two research programmes into the genetic improvement of two large cereal crops, sorghum and maize, are expected to start at CSIR Food, Biological and Chemicals Technologies within the next few months.
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