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Cape Town's ground-breaking LCHF Summit - reportback

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The first Low Carb High Fat LCHF summit at Cape Town's CTICC has come and gone. It drew 16 high-profile low carb experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers from around the world who share the belief that it is time to share the knowledge that “a diet based on food we did not eat for 99% of our time on earth is a fad”. Here's a round-up of articles about the event, pro and anti!

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Shoprite defies economy to grow jobs and turnover

ShopriteOver 70% of South Africans are now buying their groceries from the Shoprite Group and with the African retail giant generating 84% of its supermarket turnover within the domestic market, it is weathering the current market pressures with some agility. It is also generating more jobs, with 53 new stores opened in South Africa during the six months ended December 2014.

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Rhodes Food continues its acquisition spree

Boland-Pulp-produsShortly after it spent R165m buying Cape juice company, Pacmar, Rhodes Food Group (RFG) has announced it's to buy Boland Pulp‚ a puree maker‚ and Deemster‚ a company that focuses on pickled foods‚ as it looks to diversify its business.

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SA exec shines at Canadian yeast giant Lallemand

Bill-Nankervis1Bill Nankervis, well-known in the SA food and bakery industries during his time at Anchor Yeast, was recently appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Toronto-headquartered Lallemand.

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Jo'burg's plant bakery supplier Chemplus wins FSCC 22000 certification

Bread-pan1Specialist lubrication company, Chemplus, a leading Jo'burg-based manufacturer of food-grade release agents for the food industry, has won FSSC 22000 certification through SGS. This is believed to be the first and only such certification worldwide for this scope of product.

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Food Explorer #1: A South African food scientist taking on a global R&D role

Lisa-RonquistLisa Ronquest is one of South Africa's top young food scientists. After leading the R&D team for seven years with Mars Africa in Cape Town, she's now ensconced in The Netherlands in a new global food R&D role for the multinational. Keen to to share her impressions and insights with FOODStuff SA readers and her South African food industry compatriots, she's started writing about her experiences, and we're proud here to publish the first of her essays on her big move.

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ASA rules on Lindt-Ferrero Rocher advertising spat

Master-chocalatierWho is the supreme master chocolatier - Lindt or Ferrero Rocher? The Advertising Standards Authority of SA (ASA) recently had to rule on this matter...

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Montic and Sonnendal dairies' 'game-changing merger' creates new SA dairy group

Sontic-Dairy-GroupMontic Dairy and Sonnendal Dairies, two major South African private-label dairy processors, recently finalised their much-awaited merger.

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Prof Tim Noakes dares his critics: 'debate the science with me in public'

Tim-Noakes-interview1Cape Town's, Prof Tim Noakes, is in fighting mood. He's daring critics who have called him and his low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet dangerous to debate the science with him in public. Noakes was hoping that debate would take place with him and 15 of the world's top LCHF experts at the Old Mutual Health Convention at the Cape Town International Conference from February 19 to 22.

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Clicks stands by its herbal products despite US scam findings

GNC-productsRetailer Clicks says it stands by the integrity of US-based GNC supplements, for which it holds the exclusive distribution rights in SA, and will continue to sell GNC herbal products despite a finding by the New York attorney-general's office that GNC was selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous products.

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Top International Stuff

Not long ago, the great processed-food companies like Kraft and Kellogg's towered over the US food landscape like the high hat that adorned the head of Chef Boyardee, the iconic canned-spaghetti...
Time for another big bashing, Food Industry! British investigative food journalist, Joanna Blythman, who has made a long living from writing books that trash the modern food industry, has just...
But a few days after Nestlé USA committed to removing artificial colours and flavours from its confectionery products, rival Hershey said it intends to remove GM ingredients from Hershey’s Milk...

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