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Food security beehive system is R1-million SAB social innovation winner

Bee-PakThe SAB Foundation has named local innovation, Bee-Pak, a compact bee farming system, as the R1-million prize winner in its 4th Annual Social Innovation Awards.

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Mama Chaka's: new, healthy, cheap fast food for SA's townships

Chakas1Internationally-acclaimed singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka is better known for entertaining South Africans, but now she's teamed up with Econ Food Concepts, a subsidiary of Roelcor Holdings, to help feed the nation through an exciting and necessary new food initiative.

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First Domino's Pizza outlet opens in SA

Dominos-PizzaThe first Domino's Pizza restaurant in South Africa has been opened by Taste Holdings. The new store is in Rivonia Junction, Sandton, and by the end of this week, there will be a further three outlets: one in Durban and two in Cape Town. These corporate stores and, together with another two outlets to be opened by end-November, will serve as training facilities for Scooters Pizza and St Elmo's Woodfired Pizza franchisees ready to convert to Domino's Pizza.

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Don't miss IFEA 2014 expo at Sandton CC next week!

IFEA-2014 LOGOThe IFEA 2014 exhibition – Africa’s premierInternational food and drink event – is set to meet high expectations of both exhibitors and visitors, when it makes its second appearance at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 5 to 7 November.

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Woolies joins the Banting craze with ready-meal range

CarbClever-2Restaurants are doing it, and it was only a matter of time before retailers joined the low-carb/high-fat, Banting craze in South Africa. Needless to say, Woolworths, always on top of latest fads and trends, is first to market with a new range of low-carb ready meals.

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Middle class South Africa: Fat, lazy and unmotivated

Obecity-IndexMiddle-class South Africans are getting fatter and lazier, despite having access to discounted gyms and knowing the dangers of being overweight. This is according to the 2014 Discovery Vitality ObeCity Index, which measures eating habits, weight, time spent exercising and the mental wellbeing of about 170000 Vitality members.

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Sweet open innovation challenge for SA ingredient vendors

SugarAn international FMCG firm in South Africa is on the hunt for a radically new form or complete alternative to crystal sugar as raw ingredient in industrial food production, and anything that might be labelled "non-nutritive sweetener" will not cut it. It has presented this public challenge to potential supplier-partners via The Open Innovation Hub in Pretoria. [Surely such an ingredient is a global holy grail! Ed]

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Polyoak factories are now FSSC 22000 certified

FSC-22000-PolyoakPolyoak Packaging, a leading supplier of rigid plastic containers to SA's food-beverage sectors, has announced that all of its main manufacturing sites in Cape Town, Gauteng and Durban are now FSSC 22000-certified. It is the first local packaging company to win this stringent international food safety ticket through SGS South Africa.

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Tiger Brands issues product recall for banned colourants

Tastic-Simply-DeliciousIllegal colourants have again found their way into the SA food chain, with Tiger Brands announcing today that it is recalling some of its cooking sauces and rice products after tests found traces of banned methyl yellow and Sudan 1.

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SA's national scandal: Hunger on an epic scale, says Oxfam

Oxfam-reportA report released by Oxfam this week calls epic food insecurity and hunger in this country a "national scandal". As World Food Day (oct 16) approaches, the report "Hidden Hunger in South Africa: the faces of hunger and malnutrition in a food secure nation" reveals hunger is a daily and crippling reality for far too many.

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Top International Stuff

SIAL 2014 wowed the crowds in Paris again this week, the 50th anniversary of the famous food trade fair. A highlight of the expo are those products that won SIAL Innovation Awards. Here are the top...
Each day about 1.3 billion consumers in 200 countries eat or drink a product manufactured by PepsiCo, the second-largest food and beverage company in the world. Figuring out what those diverse...
McDonald's is struggling to get back on top. The fast food giant reported this week that global same-store sales dropped 3.3% in the third quarter. The company has lost market share to fast-casual...

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