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Today’s Listeriosis news wrap: Govt points fingers at meat firms; cases breach 1,000; epidemic declines and hygienic design courses

Today’s Listeriosis news wrap: Govt points fingers at meat firms; cases breach 1,000; epidemic declines and hygienic design courses

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said yesterday that the companies which produce processed meat have the resourced labs to test products and should be held responsible for the listeriosis outbreak.

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Latest updates on SA’s deadly listeria outbreak

Latest updates on SA’s deadly listeria outbreak

The catastrophic listeriosis outbreak is on a marked downswing. As of April 16, 2018, a total of 1,011 cases and 193 deaths from all provinces across the country were reported by the NICD since January 1, 2017.

Here are historic and latest updates on the outbreak…..

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Libstar, SA’s new food superstar, heads to JSE

Libstar, SA’s new food superstar, heads to JSE

Food producer, Libstar, is heading for a JSE main board listing and will bring a record of growth and a swathe of brands with it. The producer has upped revenue and profit in a sector in which growth has been difficult to achieve…

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Moir’s new cake in a mug

Moir’s new cake in a mug

Following the international trend for bite-size snacking, Pioneer Foods’ MOIR’S  brand has launched MOIR’S Mug Cake.

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This is what’s killing South Africans

This is what’s killing South Africans

Statistics South Africa has released a report on the top 10 leading causes of death in South Africa, based on all death notification forms maintained by the Department of Home Affairs. And what they’re eating is proving lethal to many….

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Libstar heading to the JSE

Libstar heading to the JSE

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NICD categorically confirms the source of the listeriosis outbreak

NICD categorically confirms the source of the listeriosis outbreak

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it is concerned about recent developments and statements, supposedly released as facts into the public domain, about the listeriosis outbreak. Here is its full statement…

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Today’s Listeriosis news wrap: Listeriosis deaths hit 189, class action launched, WHO weighs in

Today’s Listeriosis news wrap: Listeriosis deaths hit 189, class action launched, WHO weighs in

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Thursday [29 March] that the death toll in the listeriosis outbreak has climbed to 189 – six more deaths from its last update.

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Third SAAFoST listeriosis workshop – book now!

Third SAAFoST listeriosis workshop – book now!

You asked – and SAAFoST listened, again! After two sellout workshops in Gauteng, SAAFoST’s third Listeriosis Workshop will take place on April 10, 2018, at Stellenbosch University.

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SA reaps the rewards of global avocado binge

SA reaps the rewards of global avocado binge

Rising global demand for avocados is spurring expansion of the crop in South Africa, which exports about two-thirds of its average annual production of 90,000 tons.

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Latest Trends Reports!

Milking it: Dairy alternatives present new opportunities for manufacturers

Milking it: Dairy alternatives present new opportunities for manufacturers

As consumer interest in dairy alternatives climbs, so too does production of such products. Launches of dairy-alternative beverages, for example, have more than doubled globally since 2012. Get an update on this trend with this FREE White Paper published by Tate & Lyle…

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Are FODMAP foods the next gluten-free?

Are FODMAP foods the next gluten-free?

Pundits are predicting that 2018 will be a growth year for FODMAPS, which has been bubbling under since its debut in Australia as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The acronym comes from Fermentable Oligo-Di, Mono-saccharides and Polyols, which are types of short-chain carbohydrates found in a variety of foods, including onions, garlic, wheat and apples.

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Eight food trends for 2018

Eight food trends for 2018

Euromonitor International has released the eight most influential packaged food megatrends for 2018. These megatrends, sharing common drivers, have the power to transform and disrupt entire categories while also providing sustainable growth and relevance for companies that succeed in these new ideas.

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Forget Amazon and the internet — consumers are the real disruptors in the food sector

Forget Amazon and the internet — consumers are the real disruptors in the food sector

Behind the buzz words and hype, it easy to miss the fact that consumers are the real disruptors right now. They have shaken off their “automatic” post-World War II grocery shopping behaviour, and are using their own values to redefine modern food production.

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World goes nuts for nuts

World goes nuts for nuts

Nuts are growing ever more popular due to their relative health halo, the increase in snacking and the desire for tasty and convenient protein sources, according to Candy Industry.

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The dirty lies in the clean label mania

The dirty lies in the clean label mania

“Clean label” is arguably the biggest trend in processed food today. This brilliant article unpacks this trend and its inherent contradictions — and concludes that while it has a long way to go, clean label has the opportunity to become what it purports to be right now: a shift towards transparency, increased corporate responsibility, and better values.

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10 macro trends driving food innovation

10 macro trends driving food innovation

Each year US food consultancy, Mattson, identifies a number of macro trends. It’s goal is to think beyond “the next kale”. It aims to identify lifestyle trends that have the power to influence F&B purchases, behaviour, beliefs and, of course, innovation — the business it’s in. The reason to track trends is, ultimately, to translate them into viable business opportunities. Here are its fascinating 2018 picks, American in focus.

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Kerry predicts 2018 ingredient and flavour trends

Kerry predicts 2018 ingredient and flavour trends

What are the emerging flavours and ingredients food and beverage manufacturers should watch in 2018 as they formulate new products, and refresh existing ones? Kerry has put together some charts to help firms explore new possibilities in sweet, savoury, salty snacks, soft drinks, dairy and hot beverages – with an American focus.

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The long slow decline of breakfast cereal

The long slow decline of breakfast cereal

The breakfast cereal category’s problems show no signs of going away. With the exception of a few speciality brands, it is a category that is increasingly “off trend”, asserts New Nutrition Business.

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Firmenich names fig the 2018 “Flavour of the Year”

Firmenich names fig the 2018 “Flavour of the Year”

Firmenich recently announced fig as “Flavour of the Year” for 2018 based on the growing appeal for this healthy and fruity flavour worldwide.

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