New age ‘Tupperware’: the ‘perfect food storage’ option?

New age ‘Tupperware’: the ‘perfect food storage’ option?
 

There are many types of food storage containers, but here’s introducing EVAK, described as “the world’s first glass food storage system that removes air from the container”. Air takes out freshness…so EVAK takes out the air. Its creators have been in search of the “p...

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Posted on Nov 5, 2014

Plastic bag levy adds R1.1bn to govt coffers

Plastic bag levy adds R1.1bn to govt coffers
 

The total quantum of funds collected since the introduction of the plastic bag levy scheme in 2003 up to August this year is R1.1bn, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has told parliament. Replying to a question from DA MP Tim Brauteseth, who asked what government departments had benefited from this rev...

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Posted on Nov 5, 2014

New wood-effect plastic crate set to transform fresh produce aisles

New wood-effect plastic crate set to transform fresh produce aisles
 

Underpinning its commitment to innovation in the field of retail-ready packaging, UK-based Polymer Logistics has globally launched the world’s first wood-effect crate, perfect for stores who want to boost the look and feel of their fresh produce aisles. The rise and rise of fresh produce secti...

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Posted on Nov 5, 2014

Unilever Tightens Belt with Slim-Fast Sale

Unilever Tightens Belt with Slim-Fast Sale
 

Consumer goods giant Unilever has shed its Slim-Fast milkshake and snack bar brand in another belt-tightening move. The Anglo-Dutch group said it had sold a majority stake in the diet brand to US private equity fund Kainos Capital, which specialises in food and drink investments. Neither parties dis...

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Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Feed Kids on Organs, Not Pap, says Prof Tim Noakes

Feed Kids on Organs, Not Pap, says Prof Tim Noakes
 

There’s no keeping him out of the headlines! Prof Tim Noakes makes a large front-page splash in today’s Cape Times with this report, advising in a talk he gave yesterday that instead of carbohydrates such as pap and bread, children should be fed animal organs, which carry more nutriti...

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Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Fire at Nestlé’s Potchefstroom Factory Stops Production

Fire at Nestlé’s Potchefstroom Factory Stops Production
 

A clean-up process has commenced at Nestlé South Africa’s Cremora creamer manufacturing factory in Potchefstroom, North West province, where a fire broke out in the afternoon of Friday July 11. The blaze started in the electrical control room. There were no injuries sustained and all employee...

Categories: Health and Safety
Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Salad Greens in Short Supply

Salad Greens in Short Supply
 

Unseasonal heavy rains in February and March created havoc in SA’s main salad-farming areas, with retailers such as Woolworths and Pick n Pay, among others, struggling to keep stock of lettuce and other greens. Full supply will be restored within the next two weeks, a Woolworths spokesman has said...

Categories: Food Safety
Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Woolies Debut Ovenable Bags

Woolies Debut Ovenable Bags
 

Thursday, 19 September 2013 Woolworths has launched two refrigerated seafood ready meals in an innovative, dual-ovenable, two-compartment bag. The pre-made ‘Smart Release’ bags are supplied by Sirane. [Click to enlarge]The interesting twist to this launch is that the bag has two compart...

Categories: Food Safety
Posted on Apr 17, 2014

UK Plastic Packaging a Cracking Solution for Tesco

UK Plastic Packaging a Cracking Solution for Tesco
 

Tesco, UK supermarket giant and Britain’s biggest egg retailer, believes it will save more than one million free-range eggs a year as it replaces pulp or cardboard cartons with recyclable plastic ones. Tesco’s free-range eggs are currently sold in pulp cartons so if an egg breaks in tran...

Categories: Food Safety
Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Contaminated Chicken: How Denmark Solved its Salmonella Problem

Contaminated Chicken: How Denmark Solved its Salmonella Problem
 

Please read this interesting article by Lynne Terry http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/03/contaminated_chicken_denmark.html...

Categories: Food Safety
Posted on Mar 25, 2014

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