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Consumer watchdog focuses on a new class of SA pies!

Piemans Mighty FineThe Times Media consumer columnist, Megan Power, has taken RCL Foods to task over its new range of budget Pieman's pies....

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Taxing sugar producers would be sweetest solution

Sugar tax2SA Treasury's proposed sugar tax has a laudable objective, but as it stands, the tax is "unwieldy, it will be near impossible to police and, critically, would do little to target hidden sugars in many of the other foods we consume". Some cogent comment from David Drew, CCO of Boxmore Packaging, a supplier to the beverage industry, as D-Day for public comments on the tax approaches.

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Grocery recovery taking off in SA

Dave BesterWorldwide around 30% of food ends up in landfill sites. "It is no different in SA," says Dave Bester (left) MD of Groceries Unlimited, a firm aiming to reduce needless wastage.

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Karoo lamb could join the ranks of tequila, champagne and Kobe

Karoo lambsYou are what you eat – even if you’re a lamb grazing on fragrant plants in the Karoo. Stellenbosch University student Sarah Erasmus has just released scientific evidence proving that the unique taste of Karoo lamb comes from the vegetation on which the animals feed.

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SA's great chicken rip-off

Chicken rip offBrining both adds and takes away value, say experts. Chicken imports are the fox in the hen house.... Excellent take on SA's poultry industry and the controversial brining issue and the cap on it due to come into effect in October by the Financial Mail.

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Countdown to fdt-Africa 2016 expo

Food and beverages are an important economic factor for Southern Africa. food & drink technology Africa, the trade fair for processing, filling, packaging and logistics, will present the industry’s latest developments on September 14 -15, 2016.

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New from ProCert Southern Africa - IFS certification by local auditor

ProCert logoProcert Southern Africa has announced it now proudly offers IFS certification by a local auditor - and with it huge savings for exporting manufacturers.

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Pioneer buys UK fruity snack food company

FruitBowlPioneer Food Group has bought UK snack maker Streamfoods for £7.5m (R140m) to bolster its product range in Britain with branded goods.

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Tiger Brands sharpening its claws

Tiger Brands review FMWhen Lawrence MacDougall picked up the apparently poisoned chalice of Tiger Brands CEO from Peter Matlare in May, he explicitly took on the challenge of putting SA’s largest food manufacturer back on a growth path.

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UCT's Jacques Rousseau talks on food sensationalism and pseudoscience at IFT 2016

Jacques RousseauWell known Cape Town academic and media commentator, Jacques Rousseau, who lectures on critical thinking and ethics in the UCT Commerce Faculty's School of Management Studies, was invited to speak at the prestigious IFT 2016 congress in Chicago last month, and drew wide acclaim for his session, “Science Versus Sensationalism and Soundbites: How Can Consumers Make More Informed Choices?”

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Top International Stuff

The UK government's long-awaited childhood obesity plan has been attacked by health experts, campaigners, MPs and retailers, while Jamie Oliver has called it “underwhelming” because “so much is...
In 2013, student Na Wang began shipping fish oil capsules to China from Sydney to help pay the rent. Now, she's in business, part of a growing army of Chinese shopping agents sending Australian food and...
Mondelez International has agreed to purchase the global license for Cadbury-branded cookie biscuits from the UK's Burton's Biscuit Company.

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