Food safety and social stability ‘two sides of same coin’

The government is not doing nearly enough to protect the public from health risks that may be associated with imported chicken, says Fairplay founderThe...

Kerry: COVID-19 has accelerated trend for food safety and “cleaner” meat...

Taste and nutrition company Kerry has observed a rising trend in meat products with cleaner, shorter labels. More consumers are actively working to eliminate...

Astral Foods warns of profit drop after Covid-19 disruption

Poultry group Astral Foods has warned that profits will fall in its year to end-September, after Covid-19 shut down fast-food restaurants and put pressure...

Astral Foods warns of profit drop after Covid-19 disruption

Poultry group Astral Foods has warned that profits will fall in its year to end-September, after Covid-19 shut down fast-food restaurants and put pressure...

GDP figures worst in SA’s history – economist

South Africa’s economy took a not unexpected nosedive during the second quarter of 2020, a period that contained the lion’s share of the country’s...

GDP figures worst in SA’s history – economist

South Africa’s economy took a not unexpected nosedive during the second quarter of 2020, a period that contained the lion’s share of the country’s...

South African shoppers show the market what they want

Consumer spending has swung from total predictability to subtle shifts in product and store selection throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and understanding the whys and...

Easing of lockdown reignites fears over ‘chicken dumping’

Any gains intended by South Africa’s Poultry Sector Master Plan to reinvigorate the country’s long-ailing broiler value chain will be severely compromised should large-scale...

‘2021 will be a difficult year’: Meat analyst concerned for poultry,...

Industry should be prepared for a ‘massive global financial crash’, says Gira Meat Director Rupert Claxton, who does not expect poultry, beef, and pork...

SA food prices climb again – much sooner than anticipated

The price for a basket of select and staple food in South Africa has started trending upwards again, says the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and...

18 Year old student wins Shoprite Championship Boerewors competition

Eighteen-year old student Delano Jasper from Wellington in the Western Cape was announced the winner of the 28th annual Championship Boerewors competition.Jasper’s recipe -...

Hemp-based meat: New Zealand firm eyes 2021 launch for minimally processed,...

New Zealand alternative protein firm Sustainable Foods is planning a 2021 launch for its hemp-based meat analogues, which will be made will locally-grown hemp...

RCL Foods warns of R1.5bn in writedowns as Covid-19 bites

RCL Foods, which owns Rainbow Chickens and Selati sugar, has warned of a drop in profits and R1.5bn in writedowns of its businesses due...

Tiger Brands says sale of listeriosis-tainted units will not affect class...

In May this year Tiger Brands reported that its profits had fallen about 75% because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its...

Five ways to reboot the global food economy to make it...

COVID-19 has shown how damaging ill-health can be for the economy. But it has also shown how measures that benefit health (lockdowns) can be...

Tiger Brands to sell meat businesses for R253m

Tiger Brands has reached an agreement with two parties to dispose of its value-added meat products (Vamp) business for R253m.The owner of the Enterprise,...

Libstar grows revenue amid Covid-19 to offset extraordinary costs

Consumer goods group Libstar, whose brands include Lancewood cheeses and Denny mushrooms, said revenue grew during its six months to end-June, though it has...

Imported frozen foods may have caused New Zealand’s new coronavirus outbreak

New Zealand reported its first case of COVID-19 in more than 100 days on Tuesday. It's possible the virus arrived via imported food packages.The...