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Pick n Pay now announces move to ethical pork

Happy-pigsPick n Pay has announced a major new commitment to accelerate progress on the welfare of pigs in South Africa, promising that its fresh pork will be 'gestation-stall free' from December 31, 2015.

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R429: Expert insights on SA's new draft food labelling regulations post the comments period

Reading-food-labelsThe three-month period for comments on R429, SA's new draft labelling regulations, closed a month ago. By all accounts, the Dept of Health must be sifting through a tome of input from many affected constituents who have expressed alarm, concern and doubt about several aspects of the proposals. Here is some expert opinion on the issues...

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Noakes wants Cape Town to be 'cradle of meal revolution'

Tim-NoakesArdent evangelist of the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, Prof Tim Noakes, wants Cape Town to be the cradle of the "meal revolution" which he hopes to spread across the world.

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Adverse effects from Hoodia supplements: new Stellenbosch study

Hoodia-GordoniiA new Stellenbosch University study into the physiological effects of Hoodia gordonii (the well-known 'wonder' weight-loss supplement) on rats, has delivered some disturbing results, including a rise in blood pressure, loss of skeletal muscle mass and bloated stomachs.

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Plum success for a saucy startup

Clarks-Sticky-Plum-SauceWith all the interest in Asian cuisine, there certainly seems to be a notable gap on SA's crowded sauce shelves: little local production of suitably styled and priced condiments. Spotting this opportunity is entrepreneur Amy Clark of Clark's Original Recipes.

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Polyoak Packaging takes top prize at Afristar Awards 2014

Polyoak-Afristar-Melrose-CheesePolyoak Packaging is the proud winner of the top prize at the inaugural AfriStar Awards hosted in Nairobi, Kenya on September 10, 2014. Organised by the Africa Packaging Organisation (APO), this is the first packaging award to cover the all Africa region.

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Tetra Pak celebrates World School Milk Day after 64 million children receive milk in 2013

School-MilkTetra Pak is celebrating World School Milk Day, established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on the last Wednesday in September in 2000, with the successful delivery of milk and other nutritious drinks to more than 64 million children in schools in 2013.

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Woolworths aims to further reduce any GM products

Zyda-RylandsWoolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from GM crop sources in its private label foods by 50 percent over the next year - in keeping with a prior commitment on GM ingredients.

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Another new-old fast food player: Pizza Hut to return to SA

Pizza-HutThe Pizza Hut fast food chain is returning to South Africa after an absence of six years, but this time it will have a different focus.

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Nestlé South Africa announces new MD and five-year investment plan

Ian-Donald---Nestle-SANestlé South Africa has announced a new five-year, R2-billion investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald (left) as the company's new chairman and MD.

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Top International Stuff

More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted and faces prison time...
American food companies are trying to preempt the federal government's push to make chemicals in food - how it's determined that an ingredient is "generally recognized as safe" or GRAS - more...
McDonald's has already admitted it has a problem with millennials, who want food that is healthier and fresher than much of what the chain offers. Now it looks as if McDonald's has a problem with...

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